– The Duchess of Cambridge reportedly revealed to a fan yesterday that Prince William does not want any more children.
– William and Kate made their first royal appearance of 2020 yesterday with a visit to the town of Bradford, Yorkshire.
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Don’t expect any more baby announcements to come from the Cambridges.
After completing her and William’s tour of Bradford, Yorkshire, yesterday, Duchess Kate took some time to say hello to awaiting royal fans outside. According to People, Kate stopped to speak to a fan, Josh Macpalce, who proudly proclaimed to the duchess that he had sent her congratulatory cards after each of her children were born. Kate then shared with Macpalce that it was unlikely her and William would welcome any more children in the future. The royal couple are parents to Prince George, 6, Princess Charlotte, 4, and Prince Louis, 1.
“I don’t think William wants any more,” Kate told Macpalce. Kate then bent down to embrace Macpalce, who is autistic and has DiGeorge syndrome, and thanked him for the warm hug.
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Kate had hinted at potentially wanting more children last February after meeting a charmingly cute five-month-old baby while touring Northern Ireland with William. The duchess admitted that seeing the infant made her feel happily “broody”—but still discouraged the concept of having another baby when asked about welcoming a fourth child.
“I think William would be a bit worried,” responded Kate.
The Cambridges visit to Bradford marked their first official royal outing of 2020, and their first public appearance since news broke of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s plans to step back from their roles as senior members of the royal family.
Early this week, William took part in an important royal family meeting, summoned by the queen, to discuss the Sussexes’ decision to step down. Shortly after, Queen Elizabeth announced her approval of Harry and Meghan’s decision, though she referred to it as a “complex matter.” Still, she said she “respects and understands their wish to live a more independent life as a family” while remaining a valued part of hers.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.