Nearly seven months after their royal wedding, Prince William and Kate Middleton have an even bigger reason to celebrate. In Touch reports that Kate is around six weeks pregnant with their first child — and she and William couldn’t be more relieved.
“Since before they even got married, it’s been made clear to William and Kate that having children should be their number-one priority,” a royal source says, adding that Queen Elizabeth II has been dropping several hints about wanting a great-grandchild and an heir to the throne.
According to the palace insider – who, in the past, has revealed other royal secrets, including their honeymoon location and the queen’s wedding gift to Kate – the gorgeous brunette is definitely pregnant and is preparing accordingly.
Reportedly, not just one royal nursery, but three of them, are in the works. One is in Nottingham Cottage where Kate and William have been staying, another in their home in Wales and yet another at Kensington Palace, which is undergoing a major refurbishment.
And even though Kate is early only in the first trimester, they’re said to have already picked out names. “They want something traditional,” the source reveals. “Edward, Philip and Michael are likely choices for a boy, or Alice or Rose for a girl.” The young couple want to give their little one a name that’s fit for a king or a queen. Since rules were updated so that the firstborn child of the prince wouldn’t have to be male to inherit the throne, William is said to be secretly hoping for a daughter. “He’s very much his mother’s son, and he also knows that his father, Prince Charles, would like a granddaughter,” the insider says, adding that Kate agrees. “She’s happiest when William is happy.”f