Kate Middleton and Prince William 'hope to be pregnant with a third baby by Christmas'
Kate Middleton and Prince William are reportedly planning on expanding their family.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (both 34), who are parents to Prince George (three) and Princess Charlotte (16 months), are said to be hoping to be pregnant with a third child sooner rather than later.
A new report suggests the royal couple have "both always wanted a big family" and want to get started straight away, which might explain why they have been upping their royal duties this year.
Both have come under fire for their lack of public appearances before the summer, but have significantly increased their royal engagements in recent months, with insiders suggesting it may have something to do with them slowing down their schedule in 2017 if another baby was on the way.
"It would not surprise me if they were pregnant by Christmas," an insider told Us Weekly.
"I think they both would have been overwhelmed at the thought of a third child a year ago, but now it sounds perfect. They've both always wanted a big family."
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Kate suffered with hyperemesis gravidarum during both of her pregnancies and would need to rest up for a third pregnancy.
Meanwhile, it's business as usual for the pair, who are jetting to Canada on September 24 for their first royal tour as a family of four.
After much speculation, it has been confirmed the tots would be joining the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Canada, where they spent their first official tour as a newlyweds couple in July 2011.
A Kensington Palace spokesperson said: "The Duke and Duchess are delighted to be returning to Canada.
"They hold very happy memories from their visit in 2011 – their first overseas tour as a married couple.
"They are really looking forward to seeing other parts of this beautiful country and having the opportunity to meet many more Canadians along the way."
Details of their trip have still not been made public, but their itinerary is being organised to reflect the presence of two small children.