Catherine Duchess of Cambridge always wanted a third child but it was hard to convince Prince William

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visiting Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery Bedford House on the outskirts of Ypres, Belgium
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visiting Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery Bedford House on the outskirts of Ypres, Belgium

Kate ‘always intent on having a third child’… but had to convince Prince William

KATE always wanted a third child and persuaded William to extend their brood, according to sources close to the royal couple.

Being one of three, the Duchess was intent on having more children but had to sweet talk a more “reluctant” William into it.

The expectant royal had been telling friends it was a case of “never say never” before the shock news of her third pregnancy was announced on Monday.

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge Hairstyle Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge Hairstyle Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

Even close aides were taken by surprise, having believed the Cambridges would stop at two children because they already had a boy and a girl.

They also thought it unlikely Kate would want to conceive again after suffering terribly with hyperemesis gravidarum, the extreme form of morning sickness that plagued her first two pregnancies and forced her to miss Prince George’s first day at school on Thursday.

Last night, a Kensington Palace spokeswoman said she “remains unwell” and is being cared for at home. Her mother Carole Middleton has been helping to look after her.

An insider said: “Kate always wanted more than two children, it was William who needed to be persuaded.

“As one of three, Kate wanted at least three. William was more reluctant, not just because he was one of two, but because George was quite a difficult baby.

They are having such fun with the babies
Royal insider

“Then they had Charlotte and she was a lot easier. Now the idea of a newborn doesn’t seem half as challenging, they’ve done it twice before and they’ve got all their staff in place.” Last week Kate’s uncle, Gary Goldsmith, joked on Twitter: “She’s a natural mother. I wonder if she will stop at three? I doubt it. They are having such fun with the babies.”

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge Hairstyle Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge Hairstyle Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

Kate’s third pregnancy comes as the couple have moved from Anmer Hall, their Norfolk home on the Queen’s Sandringham estate to Apartment 1A, their 20-room home at Kensington Palace.

William, 35, completed his last shift as an East Anglian Air Ambulance helicopter pilot in July and will now dedicate his life to royal duty.

Although both the Duke and Duchess were due to step up their public appearances, Kate’s pregnancy has put a question mark over her royal engagements for the foreseeable future.

It has also cast doubt over whether she will be well enough to go on the couple’s yet-to-be announced foreign tour, which has been pencilled in for November.

Sources have said the trip is not long haul and by then the duchess would be past her 12-week point, which means that she would be safe to fly and, hopefully, over her sickness. It is thought she is currently 11 weeks pregnant, with the baby due in April.

If she cannot make the tour, William would more than likely go ahead alone.

Duchess of Cambridge pregnant Photo (C) GETTY
Duchess of Cambridge pregnant Photo (C) GETTY

Kate, 35, hinted seven weeks ago that she wanted another baby. During the royal tour of Poland on July 17, she was offered a cuddly toy designed to soothe newborns.

Julia Sielicka-Jastrzebska passed the soft toy, made by her company, to the Duchess, telling her that they were made for children younger than George and Charlotte. Kate turned to her husband laughing and declared: “We’ll just have to have more babies.”

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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