18/09/2014 09:25 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

How Kate Middleton Prepared For Pregnancy

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are planning to doing things differently with their second child.

The couple want to know the sex of the second royal baby at Kate's 18-week scan (yes, they'd love a girl), but following the birth they will be heading straight to their newly refurbished Anmer Hall mansion in Norfolk, say reports.

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EDITORIAL USE ONLYThis photo dated Wednesday July 2, 2014, was taken to mark Prince George's first birthday and shows the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Prince during a visit to the Sensational Butterflies exhibition at the Natural History Museum, London. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are "very pleased to announce" that they are expecting their second child, Clarence House said.

Vanity Fair's Royal Watch writes Kate and Wills planned to try for another baby this summer and apparently Kate went to all lengths to make sure she was able to conceive as soon as possible.

The duchess jumped on the juicing bandwagon (raw vegetables all the way), stopped having spray tans and gave up having her hair coloured to better her chances of conceiving.

The spray tan thing? We're guessing it might have had something to do with a fear of the chemicals used in hair dyes as these can be passed on through the breast milk.

As for nesting down in Anmer Hall following the arrival of baby number two (they're not crashing at the Middleton mansion again), it makes perfect sense - think of all the room they have in this country mansion.

"There is a nanny annex and a guest suite with plenty of space for Kate's family," a friend of the couple told Vanity Fair. "Kate and William plan to go to their own family home after the birth. Kate is more confident now. This is all about the start of a new life for them and the family in Norfolk.

"Kate has said she also plans to get a maternity nurse," the friend added. "It was really hard work with George and there were lots of sleepless nights. Kate has said she's going to have help with the next one."

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