It turns out that Prince William and Kate Middleton aren't done expanding their family: according to a new report, the parents-of-three are eager to add one more baby to their adorable brood!
"Having four children was always part of Kate's plan," a source revealed of the Duchess, who's already mom to sons Prince George, 7, and Prince Louis, 2, as well as 5-year-old daughter Princess Charlotte.
William, 38, and the British beauty, 39, originally discussed the idea of trying to conceive last year, but the source noted that they paused their plans when the pandemic hit. But now that the vaccine is being distributed, "she feels ready to start trying again," the source claimed, adding that she'll also have more time to focus on a baby since George and Charlotte are scheduled to return to in-class learning in April.
Though the couple are now on the same page about a fourth child, the source noted that it originally took William some time to get on board with the idea.
"He said that three children is more than enough. The thought of having four made him feel overwhelmed," shared the source. "But Kate's desires to have another child have inspired him, and at the end of the day, he loves and appreciates the secure family setting he never had growing up. Why not make it bigger?"
The source said that delaying their baby plans has been weighing heavily on Kate, who has felt "broody" since December, when it was revealed that her sister Pippa Middleton, 37, was expecting her second child with husband James Matthews, 45. And since the royal knows her "clock is ticking," she's been sticking to a "nutrient diet" to prepare her body for another pregnancy.
Despite the timeline setback, the couple is excited about welcoming another little one. So much so, they've already started informing some members of the royal family, including Queen Elizabeth II, who was reportedly "overjoyed" at the news.
"She adores her great-grandchildren," the source insisted. "She's slightly concerned that the Cambridges are biting off more than they can chew, especially as Kate isn't planning to employ another nanny (as she wants to be hands-on), but as long as they're happy, she’s happy."
Us Weekly published the report.