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Is Kate Middleton Broody? Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Coo Over Baby At Charity Event

22/01/2014 10:52 | Updated 22 May 2015

These pictures will do nothing for the is-she-isn't-she rumour mill.

Kate Middleton and Prince William, sorry the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, were photographed cooing over a newborn baby at an event today, fuelling speculation that the Royal couple, who celebrate their first wedding anniversary on April 29, are ready to start a family.

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The couple were attending an event for South Pole Trek soldiers when they met three-week-old Hugo Vicary, the son of a soldier who was brilliantly dressed to meet the royal couple in a Superman romper suit (what else?).

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William held cutie Hugo Eric Scott while Kate chatted to his proud parents, Vic and Hanna. Kate was overheard describing the little lad as 'very cute', while William commented his name was 'fantastic'.

It was a special occasion for Hugo, Vic and Hanna, as the adorable boy was born exactly three weeks ago today. He was named after Mr Vicary's father, and the famous explorer who died in March.

"Two months after I came back from the South Pole we had a healthy baby boy," said Mr Vicary. "For the name, we came up with Hugo Eric - for my father, who passed away - and Scott, after Captain Scott, because we were in his footsteps.

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"The Duke liked the name. He thought it was very apt. My wife asked if he would like to hold him and he took hold of him."

Mr Vicary described William as a 'natural' with children, and said he thought Kate had 'doting eyes' on the little boy.

Kate and Wills were at London's Goldsmith's Hall to celebrate the achievements of members of the South Pole Scott Expedition group.

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