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Kate Middleton is allegedly hoping to be pregnant with a third child soon. The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William are reportedly planning on expanding their family.

The royal couple are parents of three-year-old Prince George and 16-month-old Princess Charlotte. A source told Us Weekly: "It would not surprise me if they were pregnant by Christmas."

"I think they both would have been overwhelmed at the thought of a third child a year ago, but now it sounds perfect. They've both always wanted a big family," the insider added.

Kate has been repeatedly hit by pregnancy rumours since the birth of her second child in May 2015. Meanwhile, Prince William talked about fatherhood in a documentary with TV personalities Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly. The 34-year-old royal said: "I'm a lot more emotional than I used to be, weirdly. I never used to get too wound up or worried about things. But now the smallest little things, you well up a little more, you get affected by the sort of things that happen around the world whatever a lot more, I think, as a father."

"Just because you realise how precious life is and it puts it all in perspective," he explained. "The idea of not being around to see your children grow up and stuff like that. I remember my mother and father taking us to charities and organisations and showing us what goes on. And I think seeing such a broad spectrum of life is really important from a young age to give you a bit of perspective.

"You don't just live in a palace, it's very important you get out and you see what goes on in the real world," he added.