updated 04/02/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 04/02/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT
The word so far from Buckingham Palace is that PRINCESS DIANA, 28, is not pregnant, but that hasn't stopped rumors that she is "eating for two," as one of the British tabloids recently reported. Di stoked the story when, while visiting Nigeria a week ago with PRINCE CHARLES, she told the wife of a Nigerian official, "I want three more babies. I grew up in a family of four, but I'd like one extra. I think five is perfect." The Waleses, of course, already have two children, PRINCE WILLIAM, 7, and PRINCE HARRY, 5...
In other royal news, PRINCE EDWARD, 26, is said to have a new girlfriend. She's RUTHIE HENSHALL, 23, currently a chorus girl in the hit London musical Miss Saigon. Henshall's father, however, dismissed talk of a romance, telling the Sunday Mirror, "She has not got a particular boyfriend—neither royal nor commoner."