We may have more royal baby news on the way! A source who claims to be close to the Cambridges says Prince William and Kate Middleton are planning on adding a fourth little one to their brood — but that granny Queen Elizabeth is “slightly concerned” about it.
“Having four children was always part of Kate’s plan,” the source told Us Weekly. “She put the idea on hold when [the pandemic] hit, but now there is light at the end of the tunnel with the vaccine and [Prince George and Princess Charlotte] scheduled to return to school in April. She feels ready to start trying again.”
You’d think Elizabeth — who has four children of her own and clearly loves all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren immensely — would instantly get on board with the decision. However, she is apparently worried William and Kate might be “biting off more than they can chew, especially as Kate isn’t planning to employ another nanny (as she wants to be hands-on).”
Despite her concerns about childcare, the Queen is still said to be “overjoyed” by the thought of William and Kate growing their family. “As long as they’re happy, she’s happy,” the source added.
Kate was likely influenced by her younger sister, Pippa Middleton, announcing her second pregnancy in December. The duchess might also be hoping for another girl. The source explained, “She wants Charlotte to have the same enjoyable experience [she had] — to grow up with a little sister to confide in and look out for.”
As for William, he seemed to share his grandma’s reservations, but eventually came around to the idea. “He said that three children is more than enough,” the source claimed. “The thought of having four made him feel overwhelmed. But Kate’s desires to have another child have inspired him, and at the end of the day, he loves and appreciates the secure family setting he never had growing up. Why not make it bigger? After taking some time to think about it, he’s on the same page and is excited about the future.”
We’re sure Prince George (7), Princess Charlotte (5), and Prince Louis (2) would be happy to add another sibling to the mix — plus a new cousin for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s precious Archie and Princess Eugenie’s newborn son. The more the merrier!