Kate Middleton is rumored to be pregnant with her fourth child. And royal fans are convinced that even though no confirmation has been made, the Duchess of Cambridge is going to welcome another baby next year.

On the online forum site Quora, one royal fan said that Prince William’s pregnancy is not yet confirmed because her morning sickness hasn’t kicked in yet. Once Middleton starts suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, she would be absent from her royal engagements.

Middleton’s months-long absence would force Kensington Palace to announce that she is indeed expecting. However, the same royal fan who said that Middleton may really be pregnant also said that it is quite unlikely for the mom of three to have another baby this soon.

“But the one thing I wonder about is this: As much as Catherine might want another baby in her arms, Prince William’s workload is increasing, and he will only become busier in the ensuing years. The Queen is delegating more to Prince Charles, who is 70, and so more is being shouldered by Prince William, which is fair. He is in his thirties and can handle the work,” she said.

Samantha Andrews, who loves to read books, said that the media is 99 percent of the time lying about Middleton’s alleged pregnancy. And rumors that Middleton is pregnant with twin girls is even more absurd.

“The royal family don’t announce the gender of any pregnancy in advance. It may be that the parents choose not to find out, as many couples prefer not to know. It’s unknown whether a twin pregnancy would be announced as such in advance of the birth, as a twin pregnancy hasn’t occurred in the royal family since the advent of ultrasound exams. But such an announcement would come from the Palace, not from ‘unnamed sources’ or ‘friends,’” the royal fan said.

But at the end of the day, it is important to note that the royal fans’ answers are also very subjective and should be taken with a grain of salt.

Kate Middleton Kate Middleton visits The Foundling Museum on March 19, 2019 in London. Photo: Getty Images/Eddie Mulholland