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Duchess Kate quells pregnancy rumors with wine-tasting, cricket match

April 14, 2014 at 9:59 AM ET

Video: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have fueled new rumors that they could be expecting again – rumors that looked to be over almost as they started. NBC’s Keir Simmons reports.

After an off-handed remark by Prince William sparked rumors of a second royal baby on the way, the Duchess of Cambridge helped quash them with two days packed with a cricket match, a wine-tasting, and a ride in a jet boat.  

An active weekend by Duchess Kate filled with a wine-tasting, a ride in a jet boat and then a cricket match against her husband on Monday helped quell rumors of a second royal pregnancy after an off-handed remark by Prince William on Saturday.
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An active weekend by Duchess Kate filled with a wine-tasting, a ride in a jet boat and then a cricket match against her husband on Monday helped quell rumors of a second pregnancy.

On Saturday, Prince William was greeting well-wisher Cynthia Read during a public appearance in Dunedin during the royal couple's trip to New Zealand when she gave him a shawl for baby Prince George and William replied, "You might have to make another one soon." 

Duchess Kate took the field in four-inch heels to face off against husband Prince William in a game of cricket on Monday during the royal couple's trip to New Zealand.
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Duchess Kate took the field in four-inch heels to face off against husband Prince William in a game of cricket on Monday during the royal couple's trip to New Zealand.

With rumors of another pregnancy flying, Duchess Kate, 32, spent Sunday sipping some wine while touring a vineyard in Queenstown, New Zealand. The royal couple then followed that up with a 25-minute, exhilarating ride on a jet boat along the Shotover River in Queenstown. 

Prince William holds the Cricket World Cup trophy as Duchess Kate  smiles during a promotional event at Latimer Square during their visit to Christchurch, New Zealand, on Monday.
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Prince William holds the Cricket World Cup trophy as Duchess Kate smiles during a promotional event at Latimer Square during their visit to Christchurch, New Zealand, on Monday.

On Monday, Kate wore a red skirt suit by Italian designer Luisa Spagnoli and black high heels on to the field as she competed with her husband in a cricket match. It was the latest informal competition between the couple, as Duchess Kate beat him in a yacht race last week. The duchess batted first in the cricket match, with Prince William bowling a ball just wide of her ear, earning a playful wag of the index finger from his wife. The duke later took his turn at bat as children bowled him four balls. 

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and her husband Britain's Prince William prepare to cut a "flower ribbon" as they officially open the Visitor's Centre at the Botanical Gardens in Christchurch, New Zealand.
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Duchess Kate and Prince William prepare to cut a "flower ribbon" as they officially open the Visitor's Centre at the Botanical Gardens in Christchurch, New Zealand.
epa04165677 Britain's Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, walk in a vineyard as they visit the Amsfield Winery in Queenstown, New Zeal...
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The royal pair walk in a vineyard as they visit the Amsfield Winery in Queenstown, New Zealand.


The Duke and Duchess attended a Palm Sunday service on Sunday at  at St. Paul's Anglican Cathedral in Dunedin, New Zealand.
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The royal couple attended a Palm Sunday service on Sunday at at St. Paul's Anglican Cathedral in Dunedin, New Zealand.


The royal couple greeted well-wishers in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Monday as part of their ongoing trip to New Zealand and Australia.
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The royal couple greeted well-wishers in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Monday as part of their ongoing trip to New Zealand and Australia.
Queen Elizabeth II Holds Garden Party At Buckingham Palace
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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, wears everything from fancy hats to casual tank tops. See how Prince William's wife can easily go from a high society affair to shopping on the streets of London.



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