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Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge watches as a bottle of champagne smashes on the hull to officially name Princess Cruises’s new ship “Royal Princess” in Southampton, England, on June 13, 2013. (Chris Jackson/AFP/Getty)

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Kate Middleton Names Cruise Ship

In her last appearance before going on maternity leave.

Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, made her last public appearance Thursday before going on maternity leave, sporting an animal print and a baby bump that looked ready to pop. The royal baby is due in July and will be the heir to the throne, but today the little baby got to witness a British tradition from the womb. Middleton cut a cord, sending the traditional bottle of champagne to smash against the hull of the Royal Princess. The ceremony also included a performance by Natasha Bedingfield and military bands. The duchess was named the “godmother” of the ship, which will make its maiden voyage Sunday. Bon voyage! 

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