Photos of Crown Princess Victoria wearing a loose-fitting top on a visit to the United Arab Emirates sent the pregnancy rumour mill into overdrive in Sweden.
But the royal palace has emphatically denied that the future queen is expecting.
And, they've added, she will not respond to any questions on the subject for the duration of her foreign trip – which wraps up on Friday.
Reports that Victoria is expecting have been circulating for some time.
It was claimed she declined to drink any alcohol at the recent Nobel gala.
Swedish royal expert Daniel Nyhlen added to the speculation by claiming to have heard from "reliable sources" that the princess was pregnant.
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