Duchess Kate says Prince William is “in denial” over their third baby

Kate Middleton

Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, is expecting a third royal baby in April (just a few short weeks away!) and on an official engagement yesterday, she revealed that her husband Prince William might be struggling to come to grips with this imminent event.

Almost five

William and Kate are already parents to Prince George (who is four, born on 22 July 2013 at St Mary’s Hospital in London) and Princess Charlotte (who is two, born on 2 May 2015, also at St Mary’s Hospital in London). Their third child will be fifth in line to the throne and also another excuse to turn completely to mush when we catch a glimpse of this family of four’s expansion to a royal gang of five.

Who can forget those lovely scenes as Kate and William debuted their first two babies to assembled media on the hospital steps. Not only was it absolutely bolstering, Kate chose not to conceal her postpartum baby bump, relaying a much more realistic and healthy view of what happens to women’s bodies after babies to the world. #HurrahForKate

Reunited with her midwife

During a visit to London’s Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) on Tuesday, following the announcement that she was to become the charity’s patron, Kate spotted the midwife that delivered baby Charlotte and caught up with her for a hug.

Midwife Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent was one of a team who helped with Charlotte’s St Mary’s birth. 

“It’s so great to see Jacqui,” the Duchess said.

Kate and William

While there has been speculation that Kate will have her third baby at home, it’s also possible that she will give birth at St Mary’s Lindo Wing for a third time. Time will tell.

Keen punters can bet on the third royal baby’s name if they so choose. Betting agency Ladbrokes are tipping Mary, Alice, Victoria, Alexandra, Diana, Elizabeth and Grace (in that order) as top of the pops choices for girls. Albert, Arthur, Frederik, Henry, James and Alexander are coming in (in that order) as the most likely choices for a boy. You can also bet on the baby’s gender, birth weight and the time of day they’ll arrive, if you fancy that!

“William’s in denial”

Later in the day, Kate toured the Snow Leopard Ward at St Thomas’ Evelina London Children’s Hospital and gave a speech about the importance of nurses.

Chatting to parents and patients, Kate told a fellow parent, Mr Jamie Parsons, that her husband had not quite adjusted to their growing brood.

“I was saying, ‘Congratulations, best of luck with the third one’,” Jamie explained. “She said, ‘William’s in denial!”

Thanking nurses everywhere

Kate revealed that her grandmother and great-grandmother were nurses, and that the profession was particularly dear to her heart.

“This campaign means a lot to me personally. My great-grandmother and grandmother were both volunteer nurses. They would have learned firsthand from working with the Voluntary Aid Detachment and the Red Cross about the care and compassion that sometimes only nurses can provide.”

“Your dedication and professionalism are awe-inspiring … I would like to congratulate and thank all nurses everywhere on what you achieve on a daily basis. The difference you make should not go unrecognised.”

We shall leave you with this relatable photo of the now midlife approaching Prince. You’re welcome.

 

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