Why Kate Middleton Isn't Pregnant
Although Diana produced an heir to the throne – Prince William – within a year of her marriage, today William himself, and his wife Kate, have gone more than a year without bearing a child.
Most ordinary couples in that situation might just be wanting to postpone parenthood for some additional together time, but royal biographer Robert Lacey insists that the delay may be due to some proposed constitutional changes.
Until now, only male children have been able to inherit the throne. Under those changes, which seem likely to take effect, the couple’s oldest child will be King—or Queen.
In the meantime, Lacey asks in “The Daily Beast,” what if Wills and Kate have twins? And the first one out of the womb is a girl? Once the rule takes effect, he says, the boy could have the throne “yanked from him.” (Both the Prince of Wales and his wife have a family history of twins, so that scenario isn’t as unlikely as it might seem.)
The sixteen prime ministers working on the changes comprise a group with royalist as well as republican views, so in addition to the bureaucratic red tape, there has to be some wrangling. Who knows how long it will take?
Maybe the couple should just go for it and have a baby. Or twins.