The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, may be just days away from welcoming her second child, but that hasn't stopped people from wondering whether she and Prince William will expand their family further.
While 90 per cent of all bets on the royal baby's gender have been placed on Kate having a girl, her uncle Gary Goldsmith said the public shouldn't be disappointed if it isn't, because he is sure Kate and William will continue to expand their brood.
"I don't think they'll stop at two, so if it isn't a girl this time round, people shouldn't be too disappointed," Gary told HELLO! magazine. "I'm sure there'll be a girl in the mix at some point. As long as the baby is healthy, that is the important thing.
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Kate's uncle Gary Goldsmith believes she will have more than two children
"Kate was a beautiful girl and if she were to have a girl, she'll be equally as beautiful."
If indeed the Duchess does welcome a baby girl, one person who will be particularly happy is Prince Harry – who previously joked his brother will "suffer" with a daughter.
Kate's uncle Gary spoke to HELLO! magazine
Prince George's grandfather Prince Charles has also made it known that he would love a granddaughter, telling one well-wisher in London: "I hope it will be a girl this time."
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Kate told well-wishers back in January that she and Prince William don't know the gender of the eagerly-anticipated royal baby, as was the case with Prince George, and will announce the baby's gender along with his or her time of birth and weight soon after their arrival.
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The couple are currently residing at their home in Kensington Palace ahead of Kate's due date. William, 32, has already officially started his paternity leave due to completing his training with the East Anglian Air Ambulance earlier than predicted.
The news means he will avoid the potential two-hour dash he previously faced to be by his wife's side when she goes into labour.
William and Kate aren't the only ones ready and waiting. Prince Harry will briefly return to the UK from Australia at the weekend, while Kate's siblings James and Pippa are also back in London having timed their holidays to end before the Duchess gives birth.
Meanwhile final preparations have already been made at the hospital where Kate is due to give birth. Groups of royal enthusiasts have already gathered outside the exclusive Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington in anticipation of the arrival of the baby Prince or Princess.