Prince William: "Looking Forward to Having a Family" with Kate
After celebrating their first wedding anniversary, Prince William admits he's eager to have children withKate Middleton but isn't going any further to say if they are currently expecting a child.
In an exclusive interview with Katie Couric the Prince says, "I'm just very keen to have a family and both Catherine and I, you know, are looking forward to having a family in the future".
When asked about pregnancy rumors surrounding the couple, the 29-year-old laughed, "You won't get anything out of me. Tight lipped."
However, if the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting, it seems their first-born child could be in line for the throne regardless of gender after the the heads of 16 Commonwealth countries agreed to a change in the rules of succession and the change is expected to be official as soon as the British Parliament amend the existing law.
As for William's immediate future, he must come to a decision by the end of the year if he wishes to take another tour of duty with the Royal Air Force as a flight lieutenant or tend to royal duties full-time.
"I'm still trying to decide," he said. "It's a really difficult one because I really enjoy my time in the Air Force. And I'd love to continue it. But the pressures of my other life are building. And fighting them off or balancing the two of them has proven quite difficult."
During the exclusive interview, Prince William also talked candidly about having to prepare for his wedding to Kate Middleton without his late mother, Princess Diana.
“I sort of prepared myself beforehand so that I was sort of mentally prepared,” William told ABC's Katie Couric while adding, “I didn’t want any wobbly lips or anything going on.”
The 29-year-old lost his royal mother on August 31, 1997 during a fatal car crash and while William prepared to wed, he admitted, “It’s 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.”
William and Kate recently celebrated their one year wedding anniversary on April 29th, and the Prince agreed with his brother, Prince Harry, when he said their mother "had the best seat in the house" on the day of the royal wedding.
“I think … she would have loved the day and I think, hopefully, she’d be very proud of … of us both for the day. I’m just very sad that she’s never going to get a chance to meet Kate," William told Katie.
"The Jubilee Queen" with Katie Couric airs tonight (May 30) at 9PM ET on ABC.
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