Is Kate Middleton Pregnant? Duke And Duchess Want Three Kids ‘Close In Age’

Is Kate Middleton pregnant with her third child? While there hasn’t been any kind of official announcement from the palace, fans of the royal couple are anxiously awaiting news of a third pregnancy.

Although there have been endless rumors about Duchess Kate expecting (twins and what have you), the truth of the matter is that Kate isn’t pregnant just yet. However, sources close to the couple say that they do want to add to their brood. According to Vanity Fair, Prince William and Kate Middleton want to have “at least” three children, and they would like all of their children to be “close in age.”

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Kate Middleton [Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images]

Kate Middleton was pregnant with her first child in 2012. She and William welcomed Prince George on July 22, 2013. The couple really enjoyed their son and were spotted out and about with him as he grew into the most adorable little man. It didn’t take very long before Duchess Kate got pregnant again, however.

In 2014, Kate Middleton became pregnant with her second child, finding out the news just after celebrating her son’s first birthday. Princess Charlotte was born on May 2, 2015. The world is now wondering if William and Kate are going to start a trend — if they will try to conceive their third child just after Charlotte’s first birthday. If they did so, their children would indeed all be close in age something that they reportedly want.

Now, just a little over a month after Charlotte turned 1, the world is wondering if and when baby No. 3 will be on his or her way.

However, getting pregnant with baby No. 2 is much easier than baby No. 3 — and not because of how the human body works. Duchess Kate gets very sick when she’s pregnant; she suffers from hyperemesis gravidarum, which is basically severe morning sickness. While the symptoms have only lasted for Kate’s first trimester, the condition has her nearly bed-ridden. She gets very sick and barely has enough energy to care for herself, let alone an energetic toddler.

When Kate Middleton was pregnant with Princess Charlotte, she was able to rely on her mom, Carole, to watch George while she rested. Now, Kate has two small children at home, making her day that much more hectic. While she does have a nanny and her mom will continue to be instrumental in her life, being pregnant and very ill while you have two children at home is definitely a challenge.

That’s not to say that Kate isn’t up for it, of course. But it’s something that she and William might consider when they think about adding to their royal brood.

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Prince George [Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images]

It’s no surprise that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have their hands full at home. Not only are they parents, but they are very hands-on in other areas of the home. William also works and is out of the house regularly, leaving Kate to master the role of stay-at-home mom (who also works, keeping up with her royal duties throughout the year).

“Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, runs the 10-bedroom house with just a handful of domestic staff, including full-time nanny Maria Borallo and a housekeeper. Aides insist there is no in-house chef—Kate loves to cook, and she has been spotted buying local produce at Back to the Garden. Occasionally, she sends the family’s bodyguards out to do the grocery shopping at the local shops. Mealtimes are hectic family occasions with pots of food served straight to the table. (Like most little boys, George prefers French fries to vegetables.) Kate and William take turns giving the children their baths and putting them to bed. (George’s favorite bedtime story is The Gruffalo, by Julia Donaldson, and he is a fan of the TV series Fireman Sam.) Lupo, the family’s cocker spaniel, has free run of the house (it may be assumed that new hamster Marvin is a little more penned in), and there is a constant stream of visitors up and down the gravel drive.”

Do you think Kate Middleton will be pregnant again soon?

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