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Another baby? Not in the cards for the Cambridges


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With three children, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge already have their hands full. As for another child? The Duchess says that probably isn’t in the cards.

During a visit to Bradford with her husband, Kate chatted with locals about the possibility of another baby.

Her response suggested that George, Charlotte, and Louis won’t be getting a brother or sister in the near future – because of William.

During a chat with Josh Macpalce, Macpalce had told the Duchess he sent the family cards congratulating them on the births of all three of their children. In which the Duchess replied: “I don’t think William wants any more.”

Josh, 25, is autistic and has DiGeorge syndrome. Caused by the deletion of a small segment of a chromosome, he held out his arms to the Duchess for a hug. In which the Duchess bent down and said: “Thank you for the hug.”

Josh travelled with his mum, Sue, 46, from Blackpool to Bradford for the special occasion. The trip itself is about two hours by car.

Kate and William’s visit comes after a difficult week for the Royal Family. Last week, Prince Harry, William’s brother, and his wife, Meghan announced that they would be stepping down from their duties – a move that is said to be done without consulting their relatives first.

A summit was held at Sandringham earlier this week to discuss the matter. Prince William, Prince Charles and Prince Harry were in attendance along with The Queen.

The Queen issued a statement saying:

“My family and I are entirely supportive of Harry and Meghan’s desire to create a new life as a young family. Although we would have preferred them to remain full-time working members of the Royal Family, we respect and understand their wish to live a more independent life as a family while remaining a valued part of my family.”

The Queen went on to add, “These are complex matters for my family to resolve, and there is some more work to be done, but I have asked for final decisions to be reached in the coming days.”

Kate and William have yet to officially comment on the matter. However, William did share a telling comment during a conversation about his family.

The Prince said, “It’s sometimes trying to get people to understand that’s it’s ok to have these challenges.

“We just need to deal with them and we need to move forward rather than just be stuck in paralysis and pretend they don’t happen, which is no good.”

Those comments were given at a workshop run by Near Neighbours, an organisation that brings people together in communities across the UK that are religiously and ethnically diverse.

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My name is Sydney Zatz and I am a University of Iowa graduate. I graduated with a degree in journalism and sports studies, and a minor in sport and recreation management. A highlight of my college career was getting the chance to study abroad in London and experiencing royal history firsthand. I have a passion for royals, royal history, and journalism, which led me to want to write for Royal Central.