It may not seem like the best time for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to expand their family, what, with those pesky rumors surrounding them regarding not only an alleged affair, but their reported feud with in-laws Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. But there’s talk that the couple is planning a fourth child. And before you start thinking this would be the ultimate PR stunt (Band-Aid kids are nothing new), a source who claims to be a friend of the couple’s says Kate and William desperately want to expand their brood.
“They adore being parents,” the friend tells Closer Weekly.
“William and Kate definitely want to have one more child — they’d love to have two girls and two boys!”
Regardless of timing, it makes sense that both would want a little sis for Charlotte to bond with. Kate has a close sister in Pippa Middleton and William grew up incredibly close to his brother. Who does Charlotte have? Louis and George will likely be the two siblings with the most in common, no?
And while personally the timing couldn’t be worse, it is actually a good time for the couple to bring another kid into the world. Charlotte joins big brother George in attending school full-time in September, which means only Louis is left at home during the day. Says the friend, “They’re at their happiest when they are surrounded by their family.”
Earlier this year, Middleton chatted it up with a 5-month-old little boy and his father, Alan Barr, during a trip to Northern Ireland. “He’s gorgeous. It makes me feel broody,” Duchess Kate said of the tot. For those of you who don’t speak British slang, “broody” basically means “nesting.” Like, Kate was saying she felt like she wanted another baby. Or was she just making small talk?
Barr straight up asked Kate, “Baby number four?” in which Middleton replied with a laugh and a “I think William would be a little worried.” Maybe things have changed, now that baby Archie has arrived. Perhaps the new royal has sent those maternal instincts into overdrive? We’ll find out soon enough.