Pregnant Kate figurine already on shelves in Italy

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Nativity scene makers in Naples, Italy, worked double speed and rushed out the latest addition to their collections, a pregnant Duchess of Cambridge standing next to her husband, Prince William.

The figurine of Catherine, known as Kate to her many fans, was being lovingly painted by a craftsman, wearing her wedding dress and standing next to her husband dressed in the uniform he wore for their wedding.

Kate's model shows a prominent rounded stomach.

Craftsman in Naples have been carving nativity scenes since the 19th century and have used their art to portray important events of the times.

Many Italian families have a scene on display in their homes during the Christmas period.

This year even the new heir to the British throne can have a place under the tree.