If Charmed taught us anything, it’s the power of three! And it sounds like it took a bit of charm for Kate Middleton to get her husband, Prince William, on board for a third baby Cambridge. It’s already been a week since Kensington Palace officially announced that the Duke and Duchess are expecting their third child together. It was later revealed that the pregnant royal, 35, is again suffering from severe morning sickness — a condition known as hyperemesis gravidarum — and, as a result, Kate had to miss Prince George’s first day at school.

With such a debilitating illness, it isn’t surprising that William, also 35, didn’t want to see his wife go through that hardship for a third time. And now, reports have revealed that “Kate had to sweet talk a more ‘reluctant’ William into having a new addition.” An insider told the Sunday Express, “Kate always wanted more than two children, it was William who needed to be persuaded. 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.”

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“Then they had [Princess 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,” the insider continued. Indeed, Wills and Kate’s third baby is a yet again a huge break in royal tradition for the very modern family. They are the first couple in Queen Elizabeth’s immediate family to have a third child in a whopping 58 years!

Although Elizabeth has four kids, all of her own children including Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward have two offspring. Meanwhile, it seems William has since changed his tune. After the royal announcement was made, the father-of-two said he was delighted to be expanding his family once more. He did, however, admit there is “not much sleep” going on at home. “We just need Kate to get over this first bit, then we can start celebrating next week.”

Kate’s rogue uncle Gary Goldsmith seems to think his niece plans to create a Cambridge clan. “She’s a natural mother. I wonder if she will stop at three? I doubt it. They are having such fun with the babies,” he jokingly tweeted. While the first trimester has always been difficult for Kate, the couple are again receiving lots of support from their nearest and dearest. But no matter how ill Kate is feeling, we’re told nothing will take away her joy. Even more excited are George, 4, and Charlotte, 2, who can’t wait to meet their siblings.

Our source told us that the royal parents sat them down and broke the news the day before the announcement came from the palace. “George was incredibly excited, telling his mum and dad that he was going to be the best big brother,” the insider explained to Woman’s Day.

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This post was written by Chloe Lal. It originally appeared on our sister site, Now to Love.

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