Duchess Kate admits to feeling 'broody' at the sight of babies

By Sarah Walker

Duchess Kate can’t get enough of babies! While touring Northern Ireland earlier this week, the Duchess of Cambridge spotted several tiny tots with their parents in a crowd of fans. One specific encounter on Thursday (Feb. 28) reportedly left her with a little case of baby fever.

As Kate approached a five-month-old boy, she said: “You’re a very sweet little boy. He’s gorgeous. It makes me feel broody,” she said to the child's father, Alan Barr. Alan then boldly asked the duchess: “Baby number four?” To which she replied with a laugh: “I think William would be a little worried.”

Kate enjoyed some arts time while visiting Belfast. Photo: © Getty Images

This was the first overseas trip for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge who recently wrapped up a week of activities in Norfolk with their children during the U.K.’s half-break. Kate was spotted swimming with Prince George, 5, and Princess Charlotte, 3, at a local high-end hotel, while Prince William presumably stayed home with 10-month-old Prince Louis.

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Though the pair took two days away from the kids, they weren’t far from their mind. Onlookers in many of the crowds overheard Kate chatting about her royal brood. One little girl in Ballymena wearing a pink coat even got some insights into Princess Charlotte’s favourite colour: “I love your cool coat. Charlotte loves pink,” Kate shared. During a soccer game at Windsor Park Stadium in Belfast, the busy mom revealed that George thinks she’s “rubbish” at the sport. “I should have picked up some tips from George,” she joked to event attendees, noting her son is taking soccer lessons himself.

The duchess played soccer with a group of kids in Northern Ireland. Photo: © Getty Images

Though it's unknown whether another mini-Cambridge is actually in the cards, Kate will have another baby in her life in a matter of weeks. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are set to welcome their first child in April, and the duchess previously expressed her excitement over the impending arrival. When asked in November whether she was excited about having another niece or nephew she said, “Yeah, absolutely. It’s such a special time to have little kiddies. And now a cousin for George, Charlotte and Louis, as well! It’s really, really special.”

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