A US magazine has come up with claims that Kate Middleton is expecting her third child with Prince William. The Duchess of Cambridge, who welcomed Princess Charlotte on 2 May 2015, is allegedly two months along.
"Kate and William have always wanted to have a large family," an alleged source told Life & Style. "But they didn't think they would be expecting baby number 3 quite so soon."
However, this is not the first time that Kate has been hit by pregnancy rumours. In September, reports emerged that she was in her early stages of pregnancy.
In an interview with The Telegraph, Prince William had opened up about his desire to expand his family. "We've only just had the second one. You never know what is going to happen in the future," he said.
Ahead of Princess Charlotte's birth, Kate's uncle Gary Goldsmith claimed that the couple will have a third child. He told Hello! Magazine: "I don't think they'll stop at two. So if it isn't a girl this time around, people shouldn't be too disappointed."
He added: "I'm sure there'll be a girl in the mix at some point. As long as the baby is healthy, that is the important thing."
Meanwhile, Prince William recently talked about fatherhood in a documentary with TV personalities Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly. The 33-year-old royal said: "I'm a lot more emotional than I used to be, weirdly. I never used to get too wound up or worried about things. But now the smallest little things, you well up a little more, you get affected by the sort of things that happen around the world whatever a lot more, I think, as a father."
"Just because you realise how precious life is and it puts it all in perspective," he explained. "The idea of not being around to see your children grow up and stuff like that. I remember my mother and father taking us to charities and organisations and showing us what goes on. And I think seeing such a broad spectrum of life is really important from a young age to give you a bit of perspective.
"You don't just live in a palace, it's very important you get out and you see what goes on in the real world," he added.