In recent months, speculation has mounted that Kate is keen to have a fourth child, to join her young Cambridge family, following an appearance on a mothers’ podcast. Reports have gathered momentum after her comments about the trials and joys of being a mother, and royal fans are hopeful another young prince or princess will be welcomed into the Royal Family. Kate is renowned for her kind attitude and heartwarming manner when meeting the public, especially when speaking to other parents with regards to their children.
This was evident after she launched her own campaign to open discussion on child development on Instagram by asking “5 Big Questions on the Under 5s”.
But she and William demonstrated their understanding of other parents further as they awaited the arrival of George seven years ago.
According to CNN’s royal correspondent Victoria Arbiter, the Cambridges wanted “the birth to be as easy on other patients at the hospital as possible”, which led to the unusual move of their not being a “massive change in police presence” while the pair waited for George.
Although she admitted that police numbers would be “stepped up a notch”, Ms Arbiter explained that the couple would want to return back to Kensington Palace with George as quickly as possible.
She said: “Diana had William on June 21 and left June 22, and I’m sure William and Kate are hoping for something similar.
“If all goes well with the delivery, Kensington Palace gives them privacy and security without added worries.”
Initially, Kate had hoped to give birth at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading – close to where she had been staying with her parents during the final weeks of her pregnancy.
But her wishes were denied as Ms Arbiter said the “hospital was not equipped to handle the security needs” of the future heir’s birth.
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“When Diana died as a result of being chased by paparazzi, that really shut things up.
“The press will be respectful – nobody wants to get thrown out of the royal press pool.”
The excitement of a royal baby announcement emerged earlier this year after Kate chatted with the ‘Happy Mum, Happy Baby’ podcast.
She told the broadcast that all mothers suffer from “mum guilt”, and that “anyone who doesn’t as a mother is lying”.
The Duchess of Cambridge added: “There’s such a pull, but I am such a hands-on mum, and whatever you’re doing you want to make sure you’re doing the uttermost best job you can for your children.”