Kate Middleton wants to have a third baby and is hoping to conceive later this year, the Daily Star reported Sunday. The Duchess of Cambridge, who is reported to be travelling to Brazil for Rio Olympics, does not want to risk the trip due to Zika virus, according the newspaper.
The mother of two has found herself in rumors surrounding her pregnancy. However, those rumors have not been addressed by the Kensington Palace.
“Catherine [Middleton] is obviously very concerned about the virus and won’t take any risks. All of her friends think that she wants to have three children. She had two siblings growing up and wants the same for George and Charlotte. We thought she might try later this year,” a source told the Daily Star.
“Like any mother she would be terrified at the prospect of catching the virus and having a deformed child, so the safest thing would be to miss the games. Unless there is a dramatic improvement in how the Brazilians are dealing with the crisis, I can’t see her going, but obviously she is looking at the situation very carefully. She will be taking medical advice, weighing up the dangers and of course it is still several months away, but I can’t see her taking any chances,” the insider reportedly added.
Even though the 34-year-old is unable to make it to Brazil for the Olympic, her husband Prince William and brother-in-law Prince Harry will travel to the South American nation for the games.
“It will be a real shame if Kate can’t go. William and Harry will still go of course, but it wouldn’t be the same without her,” the source told the newspaper.
Life&Style magazine reported recently that Middleton was pregnant with twins, making her the first in the royal family to be a mother to twins since the 15th century. However, Gossip Cop, which famously debunks celebrity rumors, dismissed the magazine’s story. A palace source told the website that Middleton and William were not expecting twins.