20/01/2015 11:06 GMT | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Pregnant Duchess Of Cambridge: 'I Can Feel My Baby Kicking All The Time'

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 19: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge opens the Kensington Aldridge Academy on January 19, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Keith Hewitt/GC Images)

Pregnant Kate Middleton has told well-wishers she can feel her baby kicking while she's on official royal duties.

Holding her bump, the Duchess of Cambridge told disabled teenager Martina McDonagh, 17, yesterday (Mon): "It's moving all the time. I can feel it kicking now."

Martina, a wheelchair-bound pupil at Jack Tizard School in White City met Kate, 33, when the six months pregnant future Queen officially opened Kensington Leisure Centre in west London.

Martina told reporters: "I told her I hoped it was a girl but she said she doesn't know yet. She said it was moving around a lot."

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 19: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge talks to Martina McDonagh aged 17 as she sits in her wheelchair at the the new Kensington Leisure Centre after formally opening it in Kensington on January 19, 2015 in London, England. Family Friends is a voluntary organisation to help families in deprived areas of the borough of Kensington. (Photo by Richard Pohle - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Even before the Duchess's new baby is born, he or she has already got free lifetime membership of the £25 million leisure centre, which has three swimming pools, a 120-station gym, an eight-court multi-use hall, and dance studio.

Kensington and Chelsea Council presented the Duchess with life membership for all the family, along with a duck-shaped rubber ring for Prince George and his own monickered kit bag for swimming lessons.

Princes William and Harry both learned to swim in a previous incarnation of the leisure centre on the same site when they were pupils at nearby Wetherby Prep School.

George, who is almost 18 months old, has already started going to the Buckingham Palace swimming pool with his mum but is expected to follow in his father's footsteps by going to the leisure centre when he's older.

Tim Ahern, the council's Cabinet member for environment and leisure, said: "The Duchess was talking about Prince William learning to swim here and she said she hoped Prince George can come here to learn too.

"If George goes to school at Wetherby or one of the other local schools, he will almost certainly come here. Wetherby will use it. All the local private and council primary schools. Book all the lessons that we have."

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