Kate Middleton is just over a month away from welcoming her third baby with Prince William, however it appears that the father-of-two isn’t quite ready to accept that their family of four is about to become five.
The Duchess of Cambridge showed off her blossoming baby bump during a series of official engagements in London yesterday, visiting both the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, and Guy’s, St Thomas’ hospital in an effort to ‘champion front-line healthcare professionals’.
Whilst visiting Evelina London, which is part of and Guy’s, St Thomas’ hospital and provides life-saving treatment for children, Kate met two of the young patients being cared for on the special ‘Snow Leopard’ ward.
It was while Kate was chatting to Lauren Kedwell, 36, and Jamie Parsons, 33, whose daughter Amara is being cared for on the ward, that the heavily pregnant Duchess made the revelation about Prince William’s approach to becoming a father for the third time.
‘William’s in denial’ Kate quipped after Mr Parsons congratulated her on her third baby. He then described that after her candid remark, Kate went on to put the parents and their 10-month-old daughter Amara at ease during her visit.
‘She was just very understanding but also you could tell that she did have empathy and could see it was just a scenario that was challenging for us’ Ms Kedwell said afterwards.
Kate’s revelation about Prince William being ‘in denial’ ahead of the birth of their third baby comes just weeks after the father-of-two confessed he doesn’t know if he’s going to be able to ‘cope’ with a third child.
’Two is fine, I don’t know how I’m going to cope with three, I’m going to be permanently tired,’ William admitted to guests when he attended the Centrepoint Awards at Kensington Palace in February.
Let’s hope the Duke of Cambridge doesn’t stay in denial for too long – as Kate is due to give birth in April!
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