In a surprise announcement, sources reveal that Kate Middleton and Prince William are planning to have a fourth child in 2023.

Marie Claire has confirmed that the couple had been discussing the idea for some time before making their decision.

Despite advice from experts about Kate's age, the couple is taking a relaxed approach and not putting themselves under too much pressure, as reported by Closer.

The couple, in their forties, has not confirmed the news, but fans worldwide are excited about the possibility of another royal baby.

If the news is true, the new arrival will join siblings Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.

Given recent royal downsizing, the couple's choice to extend their family is surprising and thrilling.

It remains to be seen how Kate and William will balance their royal duties and family life with the demands of a fourth child.

Nevertheless, the news is sure to be welcomed by fans of the couple, who have long admired their commitment to family and public service.

Royal watchers are also eager for additional news regarding whether the couple will have more children.