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Prince William Does Not Want More Kids After Fathering 3 Even Though Kate Middleton Is ‘Broody’

Esther NJeri
Mar 05, 2022
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Even though Kate Middleton has admitted to feeling "broody" several times, Prince William does not appear to be on board with the prospects of a fourth child. Has he since had a change of heart? Let's find out. 

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While fairy tale romances are only wishful thinking, Prince Williams and Kate Middleton's relationship comes quite close. They have weathered the test of time and built a beautiful family. But where did it all begin?

William and Middleton's story is one riddled with fate, and perhaps a once-in-a-lifetime chance, set at the grounds of St. Andrews University in Scotland, where they both studied for their undergraduate degrees.

Left: Kate Middleton and Prince William on July 30, 2017 in Ypres, Belgium. Right: Middleton at Wembley Stadium on July 11, 2021 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

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A COLLEGE EDUCATION PLACED THEM IN EACH OTHER'S PATHS

William's entry into the university was pompous, and photographers went crazy trying to capture a photo of the teen and his father entering the school. Middleton had already settled in, ready to bury her head in books.

At the time, no one knew who Middleton was, but that was about to change. After the dust had settled, they both kept running into each other in the halls of their shared residential block, and a friendship began blossoming. 

Prince William and Kate Middleton on their graduation day from St. Andrew's University on June 23, 2005 in Scotland. | Source: Getty Images

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They soon began spending time together, and Middleton would often share her notes with William whenever he had to miss a lecture. William would later share his initial thoughts about Middleton, according to Vogue:

"When I first met Kate, I knew there was something very special about her. I knew there was possibly something that I wanted to explore there."

Despite the mutual friendship, romance was not in the cards for the history arts students. However, things changed when, during the second semester, Middleton participated in a charity fashion even, strutting the runway in lingerie. 

Prince William with his girlfriend Kate Middleton after his graduation ceremony at RAF Cranwell on April 11, 2008, in Cranwell, England | Source: Getty Images

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William soon realized he was attracted to Middleton. The following year, Middleton, William, and two of their friends moved into an apartment outside the campus, and they carried on their friendship.

Accustomed to being the middle of attention, William soon found himself in an unlikely position, trying to impress Middleton and failing miserably at it. He says he tried cooking fancy dinners, but he would always burn or set something on fire. 

Over the months that followed, a romance blossomed. Soon after, the news of their relationship spread around campus like a wildfire. The couple, unbothered, carried on their relationship until they graduated in June 2005.

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Prince William and Duchess Kate at Kensington Palace on December 4, 2018, in London, England | Source: Getty Images

THEIR FIRST MAJOR RELATIONSHIP HICCUP

After their university graduation, William joined the army while Middleton landed a job as an accessories buyer with the fashion chain, Jigsaw. Everyone was rooting for the relationship and even eagerly awaiting an engagement.

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However, things soon took an unpleasant turn. Photos of William partying and cavorting with different women soon hit the tabloids. According to The Mirror, William felt his time at the military pilot training was his last chance at having fun.

On the other hand, Middleton felt abandoned due to William's long hours in the army. By the time Spring was coming by, their four-year relationship had reached the end of its tether. They split up soon after.

Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton on March 9, 2020, in London, England |Source: Getty Images

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Unknown to most, the couple had broken up shortly while still in University. The couple spoke to Sky News in their first interview since getting engaged, with Middleton saying this about the break-up:

"At the time, I wasn't very happy about it, but actually, it made me a stronger person."

THE LONG-AWAITED PROPOSAL AND A FAIRY TALE WEDDING

After some time apart, the couple eventually found their way back to each other. In 2010, William popped the question at the foothills of Mount Kenya during a three-week holiday in the East African country. 

Kate Middleton and Prince William pose for photos after confirming their engagement on November 16, 2010 | Source: Getty Images

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The stunning 12-carat oval sapphire-and-diamond engagement ring that William bestowed upon his wife-to-be belonged to his mother, Diana. Williams says he thought it was nice to use the ring as his mother was not in the picture to share in the fun.

The newly engaged couple announced the news to the world three weeks later. Five months after the engagement, the couple walked down the aisle in a royal wedding that saw the world come to a stand-still.

The ceremony, broadcasted worldwide, saw the future king of England and his bride, clad in an Alexander McQueen lace gown, exchange vows. Other royals and A-list celebrities such as Rowan Atkinson, Guy Ritchie, Elton John, David, and his wife, Victoria Beckham, attended the event.

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge smile after their royal wedding at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

The newlyweds embarked on their first royal tour, traveling through the United States and Canada, and attending the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA). A year after their glamorous wedding, they shared some highly awaited news. 

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SOON-TO-BE PARENTS

In December of 2012, the couple announced they were expecting their first child. They welcomed Prince George on July 22, 2013. Their second baby, Princess Charlotte, joined the family on May 2, 2015.

To add to their already cute family, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed their third baby, Prince Louis, on April 23, 2018. A royal source disclosed that Prince George already shows telltale signs of being a great leader.

Kate Middleton, Prince George, and Prince William at the Natural History Museum on July 2, 2014 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

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Charlotte loves the spotlight, while Louis is already as brilliant as his siblings. He also loves the spotlight almost as much as his sister. But unlike his upbringing, William prefers a more hands-on approach to raising his children. 

GOING AGAINST THE GRAIN AND BECOMING HANDS-ON PARENTS

Despite being royals, the Cambridges want their children to have a normal childhood, and they both work towards that goal by supporting each other. Still, their children's upbringing does not exclude them from following the strict rules set decades before they were born.

One of the most strict rules is staying disciplined while the boys still have to wear shorts. However, Middleton has a few more edicts she makes her children follow.

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Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton and their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte in Hamburg, northern Germany, on July 21,2017 | Source: Getty Images

Whenever a Cambridge child acts mischievously or naughtily, either of their parents takes them away and calmly talks to them. They take their time explaining the consequences of their child's actions. Shouting is also"off-limits" to the kids.

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William and Middleton also actively encourage their children to "chat," which opens up avenues to freely talk to them about anything. 

William shared that having children is one of the most significant life-changing moments. While being a father brings him joy, he admitted that his mother's demise, while he was only a child, brings back emotions which at times can be overwhelming. 

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge speaks to children from Edzell Nursery during a visit to Starbank Park on May 27, 2021 in Edinburgh, Scotland. | Source: Getty Images

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A NEW ADDITION TO THE FAMILY?

While William and Middleton appear to have fully grasped the intricacies of parenting, it does not take away from the fact that balancing parenthood and their royal duties is quite the task. However, Middleton still toys with the idea of adding to their brood from time to time.

Unfortunately, the future king is not on board with the prospects of a fourth baby. On more than one occasion, William has said he did not want his wife spending time with babies as it would "give her ideas." 

Prince William, his wife Kate Middleton and their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte at the Victoria Airport on September 24, 2016 in Victoria, Canada | Source: Getty Images

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During a Copenhagen Children's museum visit, her interaction with kids left her feeling "broody." She told reporters, as The Mirror reports

"It makes me very broody. William always worries about me meeting under one-year-olds. I come home saying, 'let's have another one.'"

The incident was not the first time she expressed her desire to have a fourth child. In 2020, during a visit to Bradford, she disclosed that she did not see herself becoming a mom again because her husband did not want any more children.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge with their three children Prince George (left), Princess Charlotte (right) and Prince Louis at Anmer Hall in Norfolk. | Source: Getty Images

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"I don't think William wants any more," she said, as The Mirror reports. Another incident was when Middleton held and cooed at three-and-a-half-month-old Anastacia during a visit to Burnley as her parents stood watching.

William cheekily joked at his wife, telling her she could not take the baby home. In February 2019, during a tour of Northern Ireland, Middleton remarked how baby James Barr, who was there with his parents, looked gorgeous and how "broody" it made her feel. 

Like Middleton, many are rooting for a fourth Cambridge baby, but the duchess and her legion will have to sit still and wait until William comes on board.

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