“It’s all happening very quickly, but Prince William and Kate have already started trying for baby number four,” a source close to Kate tells New Idea.
“In fact, none of us would be surprised if she’s already expecting – she’s always been very blessed with conceiving quite quickly. So there could be an announcement any day now!”
Kate and William, both 36, are already proud parents to George, 5, Charlotte, 3, and Louis, now 7 months old.
According to the palace insider, Kate persuaded William to have another baby, despite the fact they had always planned to just have three. However, after she had Louis she just knew she wanted another.
“And given that Louis is such an easy baby and has made such a seamless transition into the family, Wills didn’t need much convincing!” adds the source. “He loves seeing Kate as a mum and so happy – and loves the idea of expanding their family even more.
“William is drawn to the idea of having the same number of children as his grandmother the Queen and carrying on her tradition.
“Kate would love to have another girl so they have two of each. She’s already talking about baby girl names – and Charlotte keeps saying she’s desperate for a little sister. She carries around her doll, saying she can’t wait for Mummy’s new baby girl to come along – it’s so sweet."
In fact, UK bookies already have odds of 7 to 2 for the couple announcing they are expecting their fourth child by the end of the year.
Alex Apati of Ladbrokes says: “Baby mania is in full swing in the royal family right now, so it’s no surprise to see odds on a fourth Wills and Kate baby so short.
“They’re a family of five now, so I would expect them to have one more baby to make a nice round number of six before long,” Kate’s old school friend Jessica Hay tells New Idea. “In fact, William’s telling everyone they’d love to have one more baby in the next 18 months!”
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