As the dust settles following last week’s shock announcement that Prince Philip would retire, The Sunday Express reports that the news could affect the likelihood of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcoming a third royal baby.
Will and Kate–who already have a boy and a girl–will face the dilemma many millennial working parents face. This August, Prince William will leave his part-time role as a helicopter pilot for the East Anglian Air Ambulance so he can become full-time royal and support The Queen. The young family will move into Kensington Palace from their current residence in Norfolk.
During a meeting at the Global Academy in April, Middleton confessed that motherhood has, at times, left her feeling lonesome. “It is lonely at times and you do feel quite isolated, but actually so many other mothers are going through exactly what you are going through,” Duchess Kate told the founders of Mush, an app that connects mothers in the hopes of forming support networks. "It is being brave enough, like you obviously were, to reach out to those around you."
Some royal insiders insist another baby could still be on the cards. "They want at least three kids and for them to be close in age," a well-placed pal told Vanity Fair last year before Prince Philip's retirement.