The pregnant Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge, is probably trying hard not to show tiredness during her last month of pregnancy.
Kate carried out her last solo public engagement last week, launching a new liner in the southern English port of Southampton
The royal baby will be born soon, so Kate will need to take every opportunity to rest in preparation for the work of labour. Sleeping may be more difficult these days, but it is necessary to build in some daytime naps, and time to relax and put those feet up.
In the last month, a baby is well developed, but gains weight rapidly. The extra weight of the baby in front might cause back to aches and more tiredness. Some gentle exercise like walking or swimming, or some easy stretches can relieve tired muscles.
As well as feeling exhausted and needing to rest, July is expected to be a busy month full of pre-baby celebrations. The actual due date of the baby falls in the middle of the Queen’s Coronation Festival: a four-day event to mark Elizabeth II’s 60 years on the throne.
Yesterday Prince William visited his grandfather Prince Philip in hospital in the London Clinic as he recovers from exploratory surgery.
The royal heir to the throne is expected to be born on 13 July 2013. The baby will be third in line to the throne behind William and his father Prince Charles.