Did Kate Middleton and Prince William plan three children? Prince Louis christening HINT | Royal | News (Details)

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Guests at the christening of little Prince Louis were served slices of cake made using a tier taken from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding cake.

This means the couple especially saved a third tier of their eight-tier 2011 wedding cake to help welcome baby number three.

Being one of three herself, Duchess Kate always wanted a third child and persuaded a “reluctant” William to extend their brood and try for another royal baby, a source revealed.

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Following the announcement of Kate’s shock third pregnancy, close aides were taken by surprise, having believed the Cambridges would stop at two children because they already had a boy and a girl – or an ‘heir and a spare’.

They also thought it unlikely Kate would want to conceive again after suffering terribly with hyperemesis gravidarum, the extreme form of morning sickness that plagued her first two pregnancies.

A source close to the couple previously told Expres.co.uk: “Kate always wanted more than two children, it was William who needed to be persuaded.

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“As one of three, Kate wanted at least three. William was more reluctant, not just because he was one of two, but because George was quite a difficult baby.

“Then they had Charlotte and she was a lot easier. Now the idea of a newborn doesn’t seem half as challenging, they’ve done it twice before and they’ve got all their staff in place.”

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Following a 40 minute service at the Chapel Royal, St James’ Palace, guests enjoyed a tea party, where Kate and Willaim’s fruit cake was served.

Prince Louis’ christening was the first time the Cambridges had been pictured as a family of five. 

As per royal tradition, wedding cakes are served each time a child of the couple is christened.

Designed by Fiona Cairns, their cake was made up of 17 individual fruit cakes and boasted eight tiers.

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