Kate Middleton makes royal pregnancy predictions

We first introduced you to Middleton, Rep. Trent Franks’s (R-Ariz.) press secretary, earlier this year. The same-named staffer told us at the time, “People just think I’m messing with them,” when she mentions her royal moniker.

A lot has changed for Middleton in the last few months. The newlywed has since moved on from Franks’s office and now works at a political consulting firm in South Carolina, near her husband’s law school.

While she predicts Prince Harry and Middleton’s sister, Pippa, will be named godparents, she says news of a bun in the oven for England’s leading lady hasn’t revved up pressure from her family to start a brood of her own — although she and her spouse, Kevin (who happens to be British), did surprise her relatives ahead of their summer wedding: “I don't believe Kevin, nor I, have ever seen our mothers so shocked as when we shared with them at our rehearsal dinner that we had eight children's names ready to go.”

But she’s not ready to join the duchess in the preggers department anytime soon. Middleton, who legally changed her name to Maroney after she tied the knot, tells us, “Especially with the schedules Kevin and I have right now, we feel blessed just to come home to our eight-month-old chocolate lab, Plutarch.”

Photos (top left): Flickr, (top right): former House staffer Kate Middleton, (bottom left): Middleton's dog, Plutarch.