KATE Middleton says her friends have been texting her baby names. The British beauty is expecting her first child with husband Prince William. “My friends keep texting me names,” Middleton said. “We have a short list for both [BOY AND GIRL] but it’s very difficult.”

“It’s around mid-July,” Middleton, 30, added on her bundle of joy’s expectant arrival. “But apparently babies have their own agenda.”

Meanwhile, Kate is set to break with tradition and have a baby shower thrown by her sister Pippa Middleton. “It was her sister Pippa’s idea,” a source tells OK! magazine.  While it’s all going to be very relaxed and fun, Kate is hoping the queen will drop by because the two are remarkably close.

They bonded big time and really enjoy each other’s company. Since this is going to be a first for royals, Kate would love the queen to be part of it.–SS