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Kate Shines around Kids & Feels 'Broody' Yet Can Not Have 4TH Child Due to William's Decision, Expert Says

Karabo Baloyi
Jun 13, 2022
05:45 A.M.
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Kate Middleton's youngest son, Prince Louis, had a tough time keeping up with all the Queen's Platinum Jubilee events. Kate's reactions to his tantrum were so heartwarming. Here is what other people thought about her parenting, and her desire to have a fourth child.

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Jo Frost, popularly known as “Supernanny” complimented how Dutchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, calmly handled her son, Prince Louis’ behavior during the Jubilee Pageant.

Prince Louis shushed his mother by putting his hand over her mouth and also blew raspberries at her. In response, Kate kept her composure and saw the funny side of Louis’s behavior.

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge meets 10-month-old Saul Molloy during a visit to St. John's Primary School, Port Glasgow to partake in a Roots of Empathy session on May 11, 2022 in Glasgow, Scotland. | Source: Getty Images

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Kate’s calm response to Louis’s tantrum caught the attention of many Twitter users. Parents reflected on their own struggles with their children, relating to how Kate must have felt during that moment. One Twitter user said:

"I remember that age..instead of terrible twos it was terrible 4's. She did well did our Catherine."

"He's 4 he had a moment Kate handled it like every other mother does except millions of eyes were on her," another user tweeted.

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge visits LEYF Stockwell Gardens Nursery & Pre-School following last week's launch of the "5 Big Questions" survey on January 29, 2020 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

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KATE WANTS A FOURTH CHILD UNLIKE WILLIAM

Kate and William are parents to three adorable children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. But Kate has recently expressed that she sometimes feels broody for a fourth baby, especially when she’s around other children.

One of Kate’s biggest causes in her royal duties is early childhood development, which means she is constantly around little children.

Kate also admitted that William wouldn’t be too happy if she fell pregnant with a fourth child.

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to St. John's Primary School, Port Glasgow to partake in a Roots of Empathy session on May 11, 2022 in Glasgow, Scotland. | Source: Getty Images

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During a solo royal tour of Denmark, Kate met with parents and their babies during a visit to the University of Copenhagen. While there, she said:

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

But William doesn’t share Kate’s musings. During the couple’s visit to St. John's Primary School in Scotland. Here, young children were being taught about empathy by observing an infant.

Prince George of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince Louis of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace following the Platinum Pageant on June 5, 2022 in London, England. The Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II is being celebrated from June 2 to June 5, 2022, in the UK. | Source: Getty Images

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The learners lovingly nicknamed the infant "tiny teacher," Saul." While the couple was at the school, William jokingly said, "Can you get my wife out of here before she gets broody?"

On another visit to Lancashire, the couple took photos with a family and Kate held their youngest daughter, Anastasia. This prompted the crowd to coo and William jokingly told them, "Don't give my wife any more ideas!"

Kate also expressed concern that the medical challenges she faced during her pregnancy left William concerned about her health.

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the "Top Gun: Maverick" Royal Film Performance at Leicester Square on May 19, 2022 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

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When she handed Anastasia back to her parents, William also bantered, "Don't take her with you."

Kate also admitted that William wouldn’t be too happy if she fell pregnant with a fourth child. "I don’t think William wants any more…I think William would kill me if we had another one,” Kate said.

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge stands with her children Britain's Prince George of Cambridge, Britain's Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Britain's Prince Louis of Cambridge watch overlooking Horse Guards as the troops march past during the Queen's Birthday Parade, the Trooping the Colour, as part of Queen Elizabeth II's platinum jubilee celebrations, in London on June 2, 2022. | Source: Getty Images

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KATE HAD TOUGH PREGNANCIES AND WAS WARNED NOT TO HAVE A THIRD CHILD

Early during her motherhood journey, Kate was diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum, a debilitating pregnancy complication causing severe nausea, vomiting, and often weight loss and dehydration. This condition caused Kate to be hospitalized during all three of her pregnancies.

Kate also expressed concern that the medical challenges she faced during her pregnancy left William concerned about her health. She reflected on the times she was hospitalized:

"William didn't feel he could do much to help. It's hard for everyone to see you suffering without actually being able to do anything about it."

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Louis of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge watch a flypast from the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping The Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade, on June 8, 2019 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

Even private organizations weighed in on Kate and William expanding their family. Executive Director President of the organization, “Having Kids,” Anne Green Carter wrote an open letter to the couple while they had two children.

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“Your discussion of having a larger family raises compelling issues of sustainability and equity…Large families are not sustainable,” Anne said in the letter. Only two months after Anne released the letter, Kate and William announced that they were expecting their third child, Louis.

Nick also pointed out that Kate’s increasing royal duties from the Queen leave her and William busy. Nick added that the couple was eager to focus on their work, leaving little time for a fourth child.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Louis of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge attend the King Power Royal Charity Polo Match in England, in 2019. | Source: Getty Images

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With three children, Kate realized her dream of emulating the family she grew up in. “True Royal” founder, Nick Bullen weighed in on William Kate’s family and said that it was unlikely that they would have a fourth child:

"Kate was always very keen to follow her parents and have that family of five. She's matched it and my own view is [that] they probably will stop here.”

Kate’s parents, Michael, and Carole Middleton had three children and Kate wanted to emulate that in her own marriage. “I think they feel they got a pretty perfect family,” Nick added.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge with their children, Prince Louis, Princess Charlotte and Prince George, attend a special pantomime performance at London's Palladium Theatre, hosted by The National Lottery, to thank key workers and their families for their efforts throughout the pandemic on December 11, 2020 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

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Nick also pointed out that Kate’s increasing royal duties from the Queen leave her and William busy. Nick added that the couple was eager to focus on their work, leaving little time for a fourth child.

Eager followers of the royal family hoped that William and Kate would bring a fourth baby into the world. While the couple was in Northern Ireland for a visit, a person called out to Kate, “Number four?” and Kate promptly replied, “I think William would be a little worried!”

It remains unclear if Kate and William will ever have a fourth child, but the truth is, their family of five is adorable and will wow followers for years to come.

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