Kate Middleton suffered through two very difficult pregnancies, but new rumors indicate that Duchess Kate could already be planning baby No. 3 over the protests of Prince William.
Kate and Prince William just welcomed their second child, a daughter named Charlotte, and Kate has been steadily recovering from a pregnancy marked by extreme nausea. As with her first pregnancy, Duchess Kate suffered from a condition known as hyperemesis gravidarum, which can be debilitating and left her bedridden for much of the first trimester.
But despite the difficulties, new rumors indicate that Kate Middleton is ready to be pregnant again. Celeb Dirty Laundry noted that she is “already making plans for a third royal baby,” but could be running into trouble with her husband.
Prince William fears pregnancy complications and another round of post-partum depression. The Duke of Cambridge is hesitant when it comes to having a third baby with the Duchess, and might even be worried Kate’s rush to get pregnant again may be for the wrong reasons.
The Duchess of Cambridge is currently 33, and has had a long-standing plan to have 3 children by the time she is 35. Royal insiders and those close to Kate and William all agreed that Princess Charlotte wouldn’t be the last child the royal couple had. India Hicks, cousin of Prince Charles, assured People, Charlotte wouldn’t be the last of Kate and William’s children.
There may be something more behind Duchess Kate’s desire to get pregnant again. Reports earlier this year indicated that family members are putting pressure on Kate to have another baby.
The Hollywood Gossip noted that the pressure is coming from Carole Middleton, Duchess Kate’s mom, who is also reportedly pushing Kate away from royal traditions and taking a larger role in decisions for the couple’s children.
“That’s right, Kate’s mom – not any member of Prince William’s royal family – is the one urging the Duchess of Cambridge to keep crankin’ ’em out.
“Her first two pregnancies captivated the world, stimulated the British economy hard and generally made Kate and all things close to her look swell.
“Carole, meanwhile, is seen by many observers as the quiet orchestrator behind the scenes of Kate’s subtle but firm break from royal family tradition.”
It can be difficult to determine is there is any truth to the rumor that Kate Middleton is trying to get pregnant again. Duchess Kate’s family life has been a popular topic for speculation among gossip outlets, and there were several incorrect predictions of a second pregnancy in the months before Kate actually got pregnant with Princess Charlotte.
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