Some experts predicted that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would go on to have three children. And it seems like the pregnancy announcement from Kensington Palace proves them right. But Kate’s uncle, Gary Goldsmith, 52, believes that the royal couple won’t stop at three babies. He suggested that they would have four children, following in the Queen’s footsteps.
Kate and Prince William so far have two children, Princess Charlotte on the left and Prince George on the right and now with a third on the way.
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh had four children: sons Prince Andrew (right) , Prince Charles (centre back), Prince Edward (centre) and daughter Princess Anne (left back) – pictured 1968 at the Frogmore Estate.
How many children have the royals had?
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh: Four
Prince Charles and Princess Diana: Two
Anne, Princess Royal, and Mark Phillips: Two
Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson: Two
Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, and Sophie, Countess of Wessex: Two
When Mr Goldsmith was asked about the pregnancy news he said: “It’s the best news I’ve had so far this year. She’s a natural mother.
“I wonder if she will stop at three? I doubt it. They are having such fun with the babies.”
The pair is breaking the mould by the previous generation since all of the Queen’s children had two children. Kate is one of three children and had a very happy life with her sister and brother.
Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales, had two children: William and Harry
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh had four children: their heir, Charles (right), Anne (left), Andrew (centre), and Edward. Pictured with three of their children in 1960 in the grounds of Balmoral Castle.
On an overseas tour to Signapore 2012, he was asked by a group of teenagers about how many children he would like to have, he said two. When they announced their engagement the couple talked openly about having a family.
During a royal tour of Poland in July 2017, Middleton joked about a third child after being given a present that was designed for newborns. She kindly joked saying thank you for the present, turned to the Duke, laughing, and said: ‘We will just have to have more babies.’