Kate Middleton pregnant: Key way Duchess broke royal tradition with William amid pregnancy | Royal | News (Reports)


The Duchess of Cambridge has sparked speculation she may be keen to have a fourth child to join her other children within her young family. Appearing on the ‘Happy Mum, Happy Baby’ podcast, Kate spoke at length regarding her pride about being a mother, as well as discussing the impact being a parent had had on her and Prince William. Speculation has also mounted after Princess Eugenie announced she was expecting her first child with husband Jack Brooksbank, sending Royal Family fans into meltdown.

But while she was pregnant for the first time, Kate and William decided to break away from more usual royal practices, with the Duke of Cambridge determined to be by his wife’s side while she gave birth.

Speaking before George’s birth, royal historian Robert Lacey said: “When Charles was born, Prince Philip played squash here at the palace.

“When Prince William was born, Prince Charles went off and played polo.

“I think we’re getting to see the first royal birth where the father himself is present at the birth and sees his new child come into the world.”

Mr Lacey also exposed a key way William would be different to his father Prince Charles, and grandfather Prince Philip, with regards to supporting Kate through her pregnancy.

He told ‘Good Morning America’ in 2012: “I think we will see a very ordinary pregnancy, a very open pregnancy.

“Already the details of what’s happening to Kate are not being hidden as would have been the case in the past.

“And we’re seeing the concern of a very modern husband going to see her in [the] hospital every day.”

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George was born in 2013 inside St Mary’s Hospital’s Lindo wing, the same space William and his brother Prince Harry were welcomed into the world.

Kate and William would go on to have Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – both in the London hospital.

Earlier this year, the Duchess opened up on life as a mother to royal children – as well as the future heir to the throne.

She told ‘Happy Baby, Happy Mum’ that she believed all mothers suffer from “mum guilt”, and that “anyone who doesn’t as a mother is lying”.

The royal 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.”


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