Prince William 'looking forward' to starting a family with Kate
Most people would splash out on a new outfit if they’d been invited to Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee garden party, but thrifty Kate Middleton chose to recycle an old dress.
The 30-year-old Duchess of Cambridge gave the £1,200 Emilia Wickstead number she wore to the Royal Sovereign’s lunch at Windsor Castle two weeks ago a second outing as she mingled with guests at her first ever Buckingham Palace garden party.
This time around Kate paired the rose pink double crepe wool pleated dress with a lace-trimmed pale pink hat by Jane Corbett, pearl drop earrings and her trusty nude heels.
Attending the event without her husband Prince William, 29, who was partaking in official duties in his capacity as a search and rescue pilot with the RAF, the duchess joined Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall and Queen Elizabeth for tea and cakes with 8,000 guests within the grounds of the royal residence.
Enjoying the unseasonably warm weather in England, Kate mingled with people from all walks of life who had been invited to the event after being nominated by various charities, businesses and institutions.
Meanwhile, Prince William has revealed he and Kate are hoping to start a family together in the near future.
“More importantly, I’d rather like to have children,” he said in an ABC interview with Katie Couric when asked about his military career. “So that’s the key thing really. But 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.”
The 29-year-old prince also seemed thrilled with his first year of marriage, admitting it was all he hoped it would be.
“It’s all it’s cracked up to be ... no major arguments or domestics at the moment. It’s all going well,” he said.
However, the second in line to the throne explained there may be a time when he has to give up his military career to become a full-time royal – especially if he and Kate become parents.
“I’m still trying to decide,” he said. “It’s a really difficult one because I really enjoy my time in the Air Force. But the pressures of my other life are building. And fighting them off or balancing the two of them has proven quite difficult.”
BY LOUISE SAUNDERS / STARLOUNGE