There’s been nearly endless speculation over whether or not Kate Middleton would have a fourth baby, but some are also wondering whether the Duchess would prefer another son or daughter if she did try to become a mom again.

After an exchange with a young fan giving her roses and a bow at the King’s Cup charity regatta last week, the Duchess appeared delighted as the young girl, who it is believed may have been around the same age as Princess Charlotte, got the Duchess, who has been said to be “broody,” thinking of little girls again.

It was previously revealed that the Duchess is “broody,” a British term for a woman who desires to have a baby, and the arrival of her brother-in-law, Prince Harry, and sister-in-law, Meghan Markle’s son, Archie Harrison, has only increased those feelings.

“William is over the moon that his brother is a dad. Kate is very broody. She loves to be around newborns,” royal expert Katie Nicholl previously said. “I hear that Kate has made herself available to Meghan if she needs advice or if she needs any help.”

Of course, neither Middleton nor her husband, Prince William, have said anything about whether or not they would have a fourth child together, though betting odds have continually been high when it comes to what fans think will happen, with bookies even making it 1 / 2 after Prince George’s sixth birthday that a pregnancy announcement would come from the couple before the end of the year.

“On Prince George’s sixth birthday there’s been plenty of talk about whether William and Kate will add t their family,” Coral spokesperson Harry Aitkenhead told Express UK. “We think a fourth baby is very likely and make it odds on that the Duchess of Cambridge announces she is expecting again by the end of this year.”

Kate Middleton and Princess Charlotte
Pictured: Middleton and Princess Charlotte after attending Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. Getty Images/Jane Barlow