TODAY | June 13, 2013
>> this morning she's on her last official solo outing before the arrival of baby. michelle kosinski is in london with the details. good morning.
>> reporter: good morning. people have been so anxious to see kate , but after this week, it will be her time to rest and prepare privately for the royal birth. before she becomes a mother, though, she will be a godmother this morning, christening ship called the " royal princess ." the crowd showers kate with hello and good-bye for a month.
>> i name this ship " royal princess ."
>> reporter: after this week, the next time we see the duchess, she will be a mother, and the world will know the future king or queen. kate is christening one of the biggest, most glamorous cruise ships in the world, but there was another " royal princess " cruise liner before her christened by princess diana .
>> may god bless her and all who sail in her.
>> reporter: back then her royal pregnancy was more tented than presented. kate 's glamour has been building, along with the excitement.
>> a very beautiful baby.
>> we get a royal birth like this once in a generation.
>> it should have a scottish name.
>> reporter: and as the summer social scene enters full whirl without kate this year, she is still very much present.
>> she dresses well?
>> every time. she's so appropriate.
>> reporter: now time for kate to step gracefully out of the public eye.
>> will the duchess of cambridge ever look huge, michelle? i don't think so. she's like the most svelte and sophisticated pregnant woman i've ever seen.
>> reporter: and the gender of the royal baby still a secret.
>> actually, to be fair, when we were in america with prince harry , we kind of pressed him on it, and he said, look, nobody knows what the sex is, least of all me. it had been reported he'd been telling friends it was a boy. he said, he'd have to be a clairvoyant to know that.
>> reporter: and royal watchers using their own sophisticated methods have calculated kate 's due date to be around july 13th . back to you guys.
>> all right. anyone want to guess?
>> boy or girl ?
>> the date or the gender?
>> either. take your pick.
>> i did so well with jenna bush hager . i'm going with a girl.
>> i'm feeling girl.
>> we'll see if we're right.
>> july 13th maybe. why not?
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