26/08/2014 08:40 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Duchess Of Cambridge Is 'Ready For Baby Number Two'

A baby brother or sister for Prince George could arrive sooner than expected.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge during a visit to the Bilby Enclosure at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand.

The Express reports Kate Middleton is "ready for baby number two" now that she has settled in to her newly refurbished Anmer Hall home in Norfolk.

However, Kate is said to be keen to grow her family and has hinted she wants more than one more child in the future.

"Kate has been talking about having at least three children, which is why she is keen to be pregnant again," a source told the newspaper.

"The Duke would probably be happy with two but Kate is very close to her brother and sister and there is a sense that as she is one of three, she would like to have three herself."

Australian Prime Minster Tony Abbott looks-on as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George depart Canberra on the Royal Australian Air Force aircraft to transfer to an international commercial flight to London during the eighteenth day of their official tour to New Zealand and Australia.

The baby news comes after it was revealed Prince William and Kate are loving country life at their Grade II listed Norfolk mansion.

"Kate and William are country folk at heart. While their London home will be their base in terms of royal duties, Norfolk is where they want to bring up their family," a royal source told Grazia magazine.
"The couple will get another dog and hope to have another baby while there," the source added. "It's very sociable in the area and Kate really loves the Norfolk lifestyle."

Meanwhile, Kate will have to wave goodbye to her one-year-old son George when she heads off on her first solo Royal Tour next month.

The duchess will fly to Malta on 20 September to celebrate the former British colony's 50th anniversary of independence.

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