Monday 16 July 2018

Prince William on the prospect of having twins: 'I think my mental health would be tested!'

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge laugh as they attend a Bandy hockey match where they will learn more about the popularity of the sport during day one of their Royal visit to Sweden and Norway on January 30, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge laugh as they attend a Bandy hockey match where they will learn more about the popularity of the sport during day one of their Royal visit to Sweden and Norway on January 30, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince George accompanied by Britain's Prince William (L), Duke of Cambridge arrives for his first day of school at Thomas's school in Battersea, southwest London on September 7, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / RICHARD POHLERICHARD POHLE/AFP/Getty Images
The Duchess of Cambridge attends an event in Tryvann, Oslo, Norway, organised by the Norwegian Ski Federation, where she and the Duke of Cambridge saw a group of local nursery children taking part in an afternoon ski school session on the slopes, on the final day of their tour of Scandinavia
Britain's Prince George is carried by his father Prince William as they visit the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in western England, on July 8, 2016. / AFP / POOL / RICHARD POHLE
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince George during a visit to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford on July 8, 2016 in Fairford, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
The picture used on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's 2017 Christmas card which was taken by Getty Images royal photographer Chris Jackson at Kensington Palace showing the royal couple with their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte

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Prince William quipped that his "mental health would be tested" if Duchess Catherine had twins.

The 35-year-old royal - who already has two-year-old Princess Charlotte and four-year-old Prince George with the brunette beauty - will become a father for the third time in just under two months, and whilst speaking to a guest at the annual Centrepoint Awards on Thursday night, he confessed he didn't think he would "cope" if he were to have four children in his brood.

Speaking to Raymond Stoner, the owner of Anston Properties, at the ceremony at Kensington Palace, he smiled: "Our third child is due in April, I'm getting as much sleep as I can."

Speaking about the prospect of having two more offspring, William joked: "Twins? I think my mental health would be tested with twins."

Britain's Prince George is carried by his father Prince William as they visit the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in western England, on July 8, 2016. / AFP / POOL / RICHARD POHLE
Britain's Prince George is carried by his father Prince William as they visit the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in western England, on July 8, 2016. / AFP / POOL / RICHARD POHLE

Whist he told another guest: "Two is fine, I don't know how I'm going to cope with three, I'm going to be permanently tired."

William previously joked he needs "toothpicks" to keep his eyes open because of the lack of sleep he's getting with his two children.

He said: "I do need toothpicks to keep my eyes open because of the kids."

Catherine is said to be "feeling great" now that she's in the later stages of her pregnancy.

Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, his wife Princess Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte walk past helicopters at the airfield in Hamburg Finkenwerder, Germany, July 21, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Charisius/POOL
Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, his wife Princess Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte walk past helicopters at the airfield in Hamburg Finkenwerder, Germany, July 21, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Charisius/POOL

She had been suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum - which is a severe form of morning sickness - in her first trimester as she did with her previous pregnancies, but is said to be feeling much better now that the worst is over.

A source said: "[She is] enjoying her later months of pregnancy and feeling great. It's amazing what a difference the later trimesters feel like compared to the early days, which she really struggled with more than ever this time."

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge during a reception to celebrate Swedish culture at the Fotografiska Gallery on day two of their royal visit to Sweden and Norway on January 31, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. on January 31, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - Pool/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge during a reception to celebrate Swedish culture at the Fotografiska Gallery on day two of their royal visit to Sweden and Norway on January 31, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. on January 31, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - Pool/Getty Images)

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