Wednesday 21 February 2018

Any more than two children, and they will develop pack instinct

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte in Poland earlier this year (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte in Poland earlier this year (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Fiona Ness

It goes something like this: One moment you are laughing hysterically at your two-year-old's antics in front of the TV, and the next you are weeping into each other's arms that you'll never again experience the cuteness of a toddler in the house because said toddler is your second child and - as we all know - two children is enough.

Two is one each. Two is a second one to keep the first one amused, so you don't have to. Or, if you happen to be royal, two is an 'heir and a spare'.

But perhaps Kate Middleton didn't get the memo, as she has just announced that she is with child for the third time. In so doing, Kate has confirmed what I have long suspected: when it comes to family sizes, more is increasingly, more.

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