After months of living together with their family in isolation, the bond between Duchess Kate and Prince William appears stronger than ever.
In fact, royal commentator Phil Dampier is convinced it’s only a matter of time before there’s an announcement that a fourth royal baby is on the way!
“I’ve thought for some time Kate wants a fourth child and I think the lockdown has increased the chances of it happening,” says Phil.
“I’ve always thought the lockdown will result in a baby boom generally, so it wouldn’t surprise me if the Cambridges join the club!”
The royal couple along with their three children, Prince George, 6, Princess Charlotte, 5, and Prince Louis, 2, have been holed up at their Norfolk country home, Anmer Hall, because of the coronavirus pandemic restrictions.
The family’s normally busy life filled with royal engagements and school has come to a halt with the entire nation in lockdown. Phil notes that Kate, 38, appears “happier” than ever to be spending precious time at Anmer Hall as a family unit.
“She loves it there and it’s the closest they get to a normal family life, so spending time there together will make her more broody,” Phil says.
The duchess’ pining for a fourth child was once again highlighted during a recent video call with the parents of a newborn.
As part of her involvement with the UK’s Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week, Kate made a surprise call to new parents Rebecca and John, who had just welcomed baby boy Max at a London hospital.
During the impromptu video call, Kate congratulated the couple and cooed that the bub was “so sweet” – and Phil believes her reaction to the newborn was telling.
“Kate looked very maternal when she was talking over a video link to a woman who
had just given birth and I’m sure it made her feel like adding to her own family.”