Prince William drops big hint at gender of his and Kate’s third baby

Their third baby is due this month!

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

by Alex Ross |
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With Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding just around the corner and Prince William and Kate's third baby due to arrive at the end of April, it's an exciting time for the Royal family right now.

And as Royal baby fever is about to hit the country, the Duke of Cambridge has seemingly dropped a massive hint about the gender of his unborn baby.

After watching his beloved football team Aston Villa play on Tuesday night, Prince William reportedly chatted to fans about his upcoming new arrival and revealed he'd like to name the baby after Aston Villa player Jack Grealish, following his spectacular goal.

The Daily Mirror are reporting that he said, “I’m going to insist the baby is called Jack,” before adding after a pause “... or Jackie."

Could this mean Prince George and Princess Charlotte are going to get a little brother?

The Duchess of Cambridge
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Bookies are already taking bets on what the name of the baby will be, with Alice, Victoria, and Elizabeth being the most popular for a girl and Philip, James, and Arthur for a boy.

The child will be fifth-in-line to the throne, following grandfather Prince Charles, father Prince William, elder brother Prince George, and elder sister Princess Charlotte, who will not be passed over thanks to a recent change in the law of succession.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced they were expecting their third child in a statement back in September last year. The statement revealed how the 'Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news'.

Read the statement in full below:

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Kensington Palace also tweeted the happy news, writing, 'The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their third child'.

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Kate made her last public appearance during the Easter weekend as the Royal family attended a service at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. Queen Elizabeth II, Prince William and The Duchess of Cambridge were all in attendance, as well as Princess Eugenie, Princess Beatrice and Princess Anne.

The Duke and Dutchess of Cambridge
©The Duke and Dutchess of Cambridge © REX/Shutterstock

The new arrival is the couple's third child together. After marrying on 29th April 2011, the Royal couple welcomed Prince George into the world on the 22nd July 2013 and Princess Charlotte on the 2nd May 2015.

Prince William and Kate's baby is due later in the month.

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