• 1. HOLD THE CHAMPAGNE  photo | Kate Middleton

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Published: Tuesday December 04, 2012 06:00 AM EST

2012

1. HOLD THE CHAMPAGNE

But cue the water works! Months before the official Dec. 3 confirmation that Duchess Catherine and husband Prince William are expecting their first child – a boy born July 22! – the Duke himself made a revealing statement on the couple's September tour of Southeast Asia. "Someone asked him how many children he would like to have," explained a student who saw the couple during their stopover in Singapore, "and he said he was thinking about having two." On that same visit, Middleton, who's less than 12 weeks into her pregnancy toasts the Queen … with what appears to be a glass of water.