14/08/2014 16:51 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Royal Baby News: Is Kate Eating Curry To Trigger Labour?

Royal baby news: Is Kate eating curry to trigger labour?

Is the Duchess of Cambridge trying to give her baby a little extra encouragement to make his or her entrance onto the world stage?

For as her due date nears, she has apparently developed a craving for hot curries – which are believed to trigger labour.

The 31-year-old told of her love of hot food to friends Chan and Hash Shingadia when she visited her family in Berkshire.

"She said she had a craving so I made her a big batch to take away with rice and flatbread," Mrs Shingadia told the Daily Star.

Bookmakers have tipped the boy or girl to be born within the next few days. – not exactly rocket science, given the due date is this Saturday, July 13.

More on Parentdish: Natural ways to encourage labour.