These 4 Things Prove Prince William and Kate Middleton Are Done Having Kids
Producing heirs to the throne might come with a lot of pressure, but Prince William and Kate Middleton appear to handle it like pros. That said, they probably aren’t looking to fill the sixth spot in line to the British royal throne (which currently belongs to Prince Harry).
Want to know how many kids Prince William and Kate Middleton are planning to have? Based on this major clue (page 5), they’re stopping at three. Find out why, plus other things that prove they’re done having kids — including Prince William’s thoughts on royal baby number four (page 6) — ahead.
1. Prince William and Kate Middleton welcomed their third child in April 2018
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed their first (and, most likely, final) child, Prince Louis into the world on Monday, April 23, 2018.
The couple has two other children together — their first born (and third in line to the throne), Prince George and their daughter, Princess Charlotte.
Next: Could Kate’s upbringing have something to do with it?
2. Kate has two siblings
Prince William may only have one sibling, but his wife grew up with two — Pippa Middleton and James William Middleton.
It’s possible that the duchess wants her children to have a similar relationship dynamic as she and her siblings had growing up, making three the magic number.
Next: The queen’s role in how many children they have.
3. They want the queen and Prince Philip to know their kids
One reason William and Kate might be done after three? They want the queen and Prince Philip to know their children. At age 92 and 96, the royal family is concerned about their aging family members — so much so that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle selected their wedding date and venue with Prince Philip’s health in mind — and want to ensure they get to meet all of their children.
Next: Kate’s tributes to Princess Diana prove she could be done having kids.
4. Kate’s post-delivery outfits may be an indication
- Kate Middleton has paid tribute to both of Princess Diana’s post-delivery outfits
Kate Middleton has paid tribute to her late mother-in-law in a handful of ways, including her post-delivery outfits. Following the birth of Prince George, the royal stepped out with her newborn in a blue polka dot dress — much like the one Princess Diana wore when introducing William to the public.
While she opted for something a little different after the arrival of Princess Charlotte, the duchess was not going to have her last child without a final tribute to Diana. Seven hours after giving birth to Prince Louis, Kate stepped out in a bright red dress with a white lace Peter Pan collar, similar to the dress Diana wore when Prince Harry was born.
Next: Why William and Kate’s wedding cake has something to do with it.
5. Their wedding cake was also a major clue
- The royal couple saved three tiers of their wedding cake for their children’s’ christenings.
Royal wedding cakes say a lot about a royal couple — including, their future — and William and Kate’s wedding cake was no exception. The duo saved three tiers of their fruit cake-flavored confectionery to enjoy at future events (like their children’s’ christenings).
So far, they have served two tiers of aged fruit cake at Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s christenings. With one tier left — reserved for Prince Louis’ christening — they’ve run out of cake for future babies.
Next: What William really thinks about having a fourth kid.
6. Prince William says he can’t handle more than three kids
- William says three kids will leave him permanently tired.
According to ABC News, the thought of more children exhausts William. The father of three spoke candidly to guests at a black tie charity event in February 2018, stating “our third child is due in April, I’m getting as much sleep as I can.” And when one guest joked about the possibility of twins, William revealed his thoughts on a fourth baby: “Twins? I think my mental health would be tested with twins.”
When asked about how he is going to handle being a father of three, the prince replied: “Two is find — I don’t know how I’m going to cope with three. I’m going to be permanently tired.”
Safe to say, we know Will’s stance on royal baby number four.
Next: Prince Louis’ name may also have something to do with it.
7. It’s all in the name
- William and Kate have honored everyone they wanted to honor through the names of their three children.
Another reason William and Kate could be done having kids? They have carefully selected family names for each child and honored certain prominent members of the family like Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, and the queen’s father, King George VI.
While there are plenty of other royal names to choose from, Prince George Alexander Louis, Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, and Prince Louis Arthur Charles have the must-haves covered.
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