Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton, recently delighted royal fans and nature lovers with a series of photos that featured their three children that have many believing that they are having their fourth baby soon.
The royal family posed in a lovely garden in Kensington Palace alongside Sir David Attenborough. The children — Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis — seemed delighted to meet and chat with the famous broadcaster and natural historian.
In one of the newly-released pictures, Prince George happily showed off a giant shark tooth he received from the British legend.
While in another, Prince William sat down with the BBC broadcaster to watch his new film, David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet.
However, the photo that caught everyone’s attention features the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge lovingly holding their stomachs as they laughed while surrounded by their children.
The pictures rapidly made headlines, and according to royal experts, Kate was signaling that she is pregnant with another royal baby, and William could not help but mimic her sweet gesture.
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to share new photographs of their family with @DavidAttenborough. The photographs were taken earlier this week in the gardens of Kensington Palace, after The Duke and Sir David attended an outdoor screening of Sir David’s upcoming feature film 🎞️ ‘David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet’. With a shared passion for protecting the natural world, they continue to support one another in their missions to tackle some of the biggest environmental challenges our planet faces. This includes working together on The @EarthshotPrize 🌍 the most prestigious global environment prize in history – further details of which will be shared in the coming weeks. When they met, Sir David gave Prince George a tooth from a giant shark 🦷 the scientific name of which is carcharocles megalodon (‘big tooth’). Sir David found the tooth on a family holiday to Malta in the late 1960s, embedded in the island’s soft yellow limestone which was laid down during the Miocene period some 23 million years ago. Carcharocles is believed to have grown to 15 metres in length, which is about twice the length of the Great White, the largest shark alive today.
Royal author Phil Dampier revealed that the photos tell the story of a well-rounded family who has a new member on the way.
The freelance journalist explained: “The pictures of William and Kate with their kids and Sir David Attenborough are delightful, and emphasize once again what a happy family they are. I’m sure Kate would love another baby and she’s even holding her stomach, indicating perhaps she’s pregnant again already!”
Judi James, a body language and royal expert, agreed that Kate is publicly hinting that she is indeed expecting a fourth baby by placing both hands on her stomach.
James had this to say on the matter: “I know this can be a signature gesture for Kate, pregnant or not, but here she places her hand flat on her stomach in a semi-protective gesture rather than cupping it, as is more usual for her.”
She said that Prince William is hinting at the baby news by following his wife’s move. Prince Harry often mirrored Meghan Markle when she was pregnant with their baby boy, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
James added: “His hand is placed on his own stomach here, hinting at some secret news that has produced a mimicry gesture, as both he and Harry have produced this ritual in the past when their wives have been pregnant.”
Dampier concluded by: “She always wanted three children, but now I’m sure she would love to have four, and another boy would be wonderful. Of course, she wouldn’t mind a girl, but seeing how Louis has added a mischievous and playful dimension to the family might make her want another little lad.”
A royal baby number 4 seems likely, but the official confirmation might take some time.