Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton already have a well-established family, with Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte, 3, and Prince Louis, 10 months, rounding out their adorable little brood. But Kate, 37, hinted that she might be keen to add another baby to her clan.
Kate and William are currently in Ireland visiting a range of different organizations, including a local police station and arts center. She wore a powder blue $3,240 Mulberry coat and Jenny Packham dress for her day out, and paired the look with navy blue sued pumps and a matching blue suede clutch.
While chatting to waiting fans outside the the Braid Arts Centre in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, Kate met Alan Barr and his adorable five-month-old baby James. The duchess spotted the cute duo in the crowd and told Alan, "He's a very sweet little boy. He's so diddy. Makes me very broody."
"Broody" has a similar meaning to the word "clucky," referring to the strong desire to have a baby. When asked by Alan if she was planning for baby number four, Kate laughed and joked: "I think William might be slightly worried."
One of the stops on Kate and William's Northern Ireland tour was a visit to Sure Start, a program that supports parents with children aged four years old who are living in disadvantaged areas. The royal couple reportedly spoke about their own parenting experiences, particularly with sleep deprivation.
One of the moms in attendance, Kathryn Ward, said Kate and William said that despite having staff available, they prefer to get up in the night if any of their children wake. "They were chatting a bit about sleep deprivation," Kathryn told Hello! after the visit.
"Even though they get the help that they have, they're still parents as well and want to get up with their own children," she said. "So they understand the stresses and pressures we're going through, even though they got a couple of people more hands-on. They were fantastic," the 26-year-old mom added. "Really on our level."
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