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Joe Mullins, the forensic expert who has scientifically forecasted how the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s little boy or girl could look, said it is sure to be “adorable”.

Washington based Joe Mullins has taken all the best features of the Royal couple and morphed them together.

And with their piercing blue eyes, clear complexion and Kate Middleton’s thick dark locks, the child could be a Royal beauty.

But, boy or girl, it is unlikely to have the blonde hair of its paternal grandmother, Diana Princess of Wales, he said.

Joe Mullins studied recent photographs of the couple and used the latest computer technology to predict how the child may look during their formative years.

If the couple have a son, the boy is expected to inherit many of William’s features.

Joe Mullins has included the famous Windsor ears and William’s slightly receding hairline.

A daughter is predicted to closer resemble Kate Middleton, with a high forehead, heart shaped face and long brown hair.

In the past he has taken the faces of other well known couples and imagined how their children may look, and has carried out magazine work where he “ages” celebrities such Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

But it seems some people are not so hopeful for the couple’s offspring.

Popular website Morph Thing creator Charanjeet Kondal has taken William and Kate’s more “unique” features and morphed them into what they would look like combined.

And less flattering images are a far departure from the glossy American images released by Joe Mullins – showing a child with thinner hair and slightly protruding ears.

While they are not as polished as those produced by the US artist, they do still bear a striking resemblance to the couple as children.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had been hoping to keep the news they were expecting a baby to themselves until Christmas Day.

But after Kate was admitted to hospital with extreme morning sickness, sparked by a rare condition called Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), they had little choice but to make the announcement.

Forensic expert Joe Mullins has scientifically forecasted how the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's little girl could look

Kate Middleton, 30, who is thought to be between six and eight weeks pregnant, was taken to the hospital just after lunch on Sunday by her husband and put on a drip to stop her becoming dehydrated.

But the news delighted millions around the world – including their own families.

Sources say she appeared to be responding well to treatment and there was “no cause for alarm”.

However, doctors at the King Edward VII Hospital in central London have taken the precautionary step of keeping her in for the next few days.

Joe Mullins is a highly respected forensic artist based in Washington.

He trained as a graphic designer before joining police doing both age progressions of missing children and facial reconstruction from the skull.

His work has helped trace countless missing children over the 11 years he has worked in forensics.

But when he is not hard at work in the serious day job, he enjoys creating “fun but scientific forecasts” forecasting how celebrities will look when they are older and how their children might look.

Joe Mullins said he took recent pictures of the Duke and Duchess, and took account of their coloring, and predominant genes and outstanding features, such as Kate’s olive skin, William’s ears, and their clear complexions.

While he tries to make then as “cute as possible” he says it is all highly scientific.

He said the future king or queen of England was bound to be “adorable” and added: “For Kate and William’s baby – I think there is a lot of good genes in the mix there.

“There is a science behind the process. The darker features are more dominant with Kate’s olive skin and dark hair. I would say you are not going to get a fair skinned baby with blonde hair and blue eyes – like Diana.”

He added: “Over the years I have done lots of different celebrities.

“I did Jennifer Anniston and Brad Pitt when they were married and I have done a few of Angelina Jolie.

“When I did Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise I did the child as a boy, but the image actually does look a lot like Suri.

“My day job means I have acquired a skill which means it is always in the ball park.

“I was inspired after seeing some other versions of celebrities children that were done. I remember thinking ‘those things look scary. I could do something more accurate.

“My interpretation of Kate Hudson’s son Ryder Robinson (son from her first marriage to Black Crowes singer Chris Robinson) was pretty much spot on.

“It’s all forensic art based on family hereditary going backward to make these fun baby images or forward to depict what children will look like now and get them back home to where they belong.”

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby, St James’s Palace announced today.

Kate Middleton, 30, was taken to King Edward VII Hospital in Central London with acute morning sickness this afternoon.

In a statement on the couple’s website, Prince William and Kate Middleton said they were “delighted with the news”.

Kate Middleton was taken to King Edward VII Hospital in Central London with acute morning sickness this afternoon

Kate Middleton was taken to King Edward VII Hospital in Central London with acute morning sickness this afternoon

“Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby.
The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry and members of both families are delighted with the news.

“The Duchess was admitted this afternoon to King Edward VII Hospital in Central London with Hyperemesis Gravidarum. As the pregnancy is in its very early stages, Her Royal Highness is expected to stay in hospital for several days and will require a period of rest thereafter.”


After raising a staggering £1,917 ($3,000) the first time it appeared at auction, another piece of cake from the iconic wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge is set to go under the hammer.

The boxed fruit cake, supplied to online auction house PFC Auctions by an anonymous seller, was among 650 pieces of wedding cake given to guests at the afternoon reception of the royal wedding held at Buckingham Palace last April.

The cake, designed by Fiona Cairnes, comes in a presentation tin commissioned and designed by Peter Windett and Sally Mangum.

Three other slices of royal wedding cake are also set to be sold that the same auction – a piece of the Royal wedding cake from the 1981 marriage of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, one from the wedding of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson in 1986 and a slice of the original wedding cake from the marriage of Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips on 14 November 1973.

Kate and William wedding cake was designed by Fiona Cairnes

Kate and William wedding cake was designed by Fiona Cairnes

All pieces of cake are reported to be incredibly well preserved.

“These slices of cake are some of the most personal items of royal memorabilia on the market.

“They offer collectors and Royal enthusiasts the chance to own a highly exclusive item from some of the most celebrated weddings in history.”

“There is a vast community of Royal collectors not just in the UK, but around the globe and as such we anticipate worldwide interest in the cake,” said a spokesperson for PFC Auctions.

The demand for Royal memorabilia is reflected in the prices these items tend to bring at auction.

The last piece of Charles & Diana’s cake sold at PFC Auctions of £1,756 ($2,750) in May 2012.

It surpassed the previous record of £1,000 ($1,570), set in August 2008 – corresponding to a 16.20 pa increase.

And it’s not just the cakes that are performing well.

According to the auction house, signed photos of Princess Diana increased in value by 616% between 2000 and 2012.