Kate Middleton Reportedly Said She Doesn't Think William Wants More Children at 1st Joint Outing since Royal Exit News

Amid Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal exit, Kate Middleton opened up to a royal fan about whether she and Prince William’s plan to have a fourth child in the future.

On Wednesday, Kate Middleton and Prince William had a jumped start at their first royal engagement of the year when they visited different community groups in Bradford, Yorkshire.

The couple were at Khidmat Centre, where they chatted with people in the crowd. According to PEOPLE, royal fan Josh Macpalce said he had sent congratulatory cards to their family after the birth of all their children. When asked if she would like a fourth child, Kate responded:

"I don't think William wants anymore."

A year ago, during a tour of Northern Island, Kate first expressed her desire for another child but admitted that William was not on fully on board with the idea.

At the event, she admitted to feeling "broody" and hinted at wanting a fourth child when she held 5-month-old named James Barr. 

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At one of Bradford’s two Khidmat Centres — which help the most vulnerable members of the community from minority ethnic backgrounds — The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge heard about the activities and workshops offered at the centre, and the organisations that they support. With 18 month old Sorayah The Duke and Duchess took part in a Little Dots workshop led by @betterstartbradford, which uses music and play to support children’s social, emotional and physical development, and support adult self esteem. At the Centre The Duke and Duchess also joined a @nearneighbours workshop, which brings together people from religiously and ethnically diverse communities across the UK to know each other better, build relationships of trust, and collaborate together on initiatives that improve the local community that they live in. Photos 📷 by Kensington Palace #RoyalVisitBradford #Bradford

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When the infant's father asked if there was a possibility of a fourth child for the couple in the future, at the time, Kate joked:

"I think William would be a little worried."

The royal couple already has their hands full with three children, Prince Louis, Prince George, and Princess Charlotte. Recently, Kate told another royal fan about Louis' most recent milestone, Jo Broadbent said:

"I asked how her children were. She said Louis had started to tell her 'he's balancing,' and she said it was really nice to see him turning into a little boy from being a baby. She's obviously very proud of her children."

Sources at the event told PEOPLE  that despite the family's ongoing drama as they work through deciding Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's future, they both appeared to be "in good spirits."

The couple was focused on business as usual, and Kate stole the show when she approached one of the barricades to greet a fan.

During her first engagement of the year, Kate Middleton shakes hands with crowds during a visit at the Khidmat Centre, on January 15, 2020, in Bradford, England | Source: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

During her first engagement of the year, Kate Middleton shakes hands with crowds during a visit at the Khidmat Centre, on January 15, 2020, in Bradford, England | Source: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

She shared a touching hug with Josh Macpalce, who has autism and DiGeorge syndrome. After their embrace Kate thanked him for the hug.

Following their tour of Bradford, William and Kate will host the UK-Africa investment summit on January 20, at Buckingham Palace.

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