Kate Middleton Pregnant With Baby No 4? Royal Fans Send Twitter Into A Meltdown After Seeing This Clue
Kate Middleton skipping out on Prince William’s tour of Kuwait and Oman has led royal watchers to believe the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting her fourth child. Kate usually tags along when William goes to the Middle East, but she opted to stay home as William toured the region last week. Fans are convinced she is expecting baby number four after discovering this one clue about his trip.
Fans suspect Kate Middleton is pregnant
Royal fans lost it on Twitter after they discovered that Kate stayed home while William flew to the Middle East. William met with leaders in Oman and Kuwait in what turned out to be a two-stop trip to the region.
According to Express, Kate stayed home and was meeting with world leaders from NATO in Buckingham Palace. The royals have not said anything about Kate’s decision to stay home, but fans are convinced that there is a good reason she did not travel to the Middle East.
Oman is currently under a travel warning over an outbreak of Malaria. This type is disease can be much more severe in pregnant women, which could be why Kate Middleton decided to stay home. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises pregnant women to stay away from countries that are at risk for malaria.
“Although the risk of malaria is low in Oman, you should avoid mosquito bites to prevent malaria,” the CDC shared. “Although the risk of malaria is low in Oman, you should avoid mosquito bites to prevent malaria.”
William stayed in the area for four days before going home to Kate and their three children: Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.
Is Kate indeed expecting baby no 4?
Prince William and Kate Middleton have not said anything about the pregnancy rumors, yet oddsmakers in Britain have increased the chances that she will announce baby number four by 2020.
As of this week, the odds that Kate will announce a pregnancy are four to one. And while Kate skipping out on the trip to the Middle East has fed the rumors even more, this is hardly the first time she has been missing in action.
A few weeks ago, Kate Middleton was not present for the Tusk Conservation Awards. Sources claim that she could not make the event because she had to watch her children. Fans, of course, did not buy the excuse and immediately speculated that she is pregnant.
Kate suffered severe morning sickness during her first three pregnancies, something that would explain why she has been canceling events in recent weeks.
After giving birth to her first child in the summer of 2013, the Duchess of Cambridge had her second in 2015 and her third in 2018.
Experts believe Kate Middleton is expecting
Apart from her recent activity, royal experts believe the timing is perfect for Kate to have a fourth child — if she and William still want to expand their family.
With her first three children, Kate Middleton spaced out her pregnancies following traditional guidelines. She waited two years after Prince George before having Princess Charlotte and almost three years before giving birth to Prince Louis.
If she continues that spacing, having a fourth child in 2020 would hit the two-year mark, depending on when she got pregnant. Kate is also getting up there in age and would probably want to have her fourth as quickly as possible.
The World Health Organization (WHO) advises women to wait between 18 and 24 months before having another baby. This is believed to help prevent premature births and other health risks.
Is the Duchess of Cambridge ready for a fourth child?
Despite all of the pregnancy speculation, it remains a mystery if William and Kate want more children. Inside sources claim that the couple would love to give Prince Louis a younger sibling, though they have yet to comment on the rumors.
“When you live in a goldfish bowl as the royal children do, it must be thoroughly healthy to have siblings to grow up with,” royal author Katharine Graves shared.
If Prince William and Kate Middleton did have another child, they would have the same number as Queen Elizabeth. Her Majesty is the proud mother of four children: Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward.
While we wait to hear more on the pregnancy front, members of the royal family — with the exception of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle — are currently getting ready to celebrate Christmas with Queen Elizabeth at Sandringham.
So we should get one more glimpse of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s children before the year is out.