The Duchess of Cambridge waves after arriving with Prince
William at Hamilton airport before travelling to Cambridge
yesterday. REUTERS/Phil Noble
Calm down and carry on Dunedin - reports a second royal
baby could be in the offing appear premature.
The story broke, and quickly spread around the world, as the
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Dunedin this morning.
It was based on a reported comment Prince William made to
Cambridge woman Cynthia Read during the couple's visit to the
Waikato town on Friday.
Mrs Read had crafted New Zealand's official gift to the royal
couple - a lace shawl celebrating the arrival of their son,
Prince George - and was on hand to chat to the pair during
their visit to Cambridge yesterday.
The couple stopped to talk to Mrs Read about her shawl, and
it was reported Prince William ended the chat with the
comment: "You might have to make another one soon.''
However, Mrs Read told the Otago Daily Times today the
comment had been misreported and she had no plans to start
work on a second royal shawl.
"He said 'you might need to make another one sometime'. It
wasn't soon or anything like that.
"It was just a throw-away comment, that's all. I don't think
he meant anything particular by it.''
That didn't stop New Zealand media outlets joining Britain's
Telegraph, Daily Mail, Sunday Express and Daily Star in
reporting the story.