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Comment 30 MAY 2012

William reveals he and Kate are 'very keen' to start a family in Diamond Jubilee interview

30 MAY 2012

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have both said in the past that having children is very much a part of their agenda.

Now Prince William has given the strongest indication yet that he and Kate are ready to start a family.



In an interview to mark his grandmother's Diamond Jubilee, the second-in-line to the throne brought up the subject when he was asked about his plans for the next two years.

"More importantly, I’d rather like to have children. So that's the key thing really," he told American interviewer Katie Couric.

"But I'm just very keen to have a family and both Catherine and I are looking forward to having a family in the future."

When asked whether there was anything he would like to announce, the Prince answered: "You won't get anything out of me. Tight lipped."

Of married life, the 30-year-old said: "It's all it's cracked up to be ... no major arguments or domestics at the moment. It's all going well."


The Prince also said he wished that his late mother Princess Diana had been able to attend his wedding.

"It was the one time since she's died where I've thought to myself it would be fantastic if she was here. And just how sad really, for her more than anything, not being able to see it," he said.

"I think she would have loved the day and I think, hopefully, she'd be very proud of us both for the day. I'm just very sad that she’s never going to get a chance to meet Kate.

"I sort of prepared myself beforehand so that I was sort of mentally prepared," he said. "I didn't want any wobbly lips or anything going on."



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