Kate drops huge baby hint on walkabout in Northern Ireland

The Duchess of Cambridge admitted to feeling broody while on a walkabout in Northern Ireland on Thursday.

Kate, 37, who is already mother to George, Charlotte and Louis, met five-month-old baby James Barr and his father Alan in Ballymena.

Speaking to Alan, the Duchess said ‘He’s gorgeous. It makes me feel broody.’ But when James’ father asked whether she might be considering a fourth baby she replied ‘I think William would be a little worried.’

The mother-of-three opted for an all-blue ensemble as she joined William in Ballymena on their second day in Northern Ireland.

Kate wore a fitted navy blue bespoke dress from one of her favourite designers, Jenny Packham as she kicked off a busy second day of engagements on Thursday.

The mother-of-three could be seen wearing her beloved sapphire earrings, which were originally gifted to her late mother-in-law as a wedding gift.

The earrings were part of a suite of jewels given by Crown Prince Fahd of Saudi Arabia, before William passed them on to Kate following their engagement in 2010.

She added an extra layer in the form of a chic caped Mulberry coat in a dusky blue shade costing £1,735.

William meanwhile, opted for his signature daytime look of an open collared shirt, chinos and a navy pull-over.

Kate and William are visiting the Braid Arts Centre to visit the charity Cinemagic, who have used film, television and digital technologies to engage with over 500,000 young people.

The charity uses visual arts to increase opportunities and develop skills for young people from all backgrounds. The Duke and Duchess will take part in some of Cinemagic’s workshops to see the full range of training they provide.

Earlier on Thursday they paid a visit to Hillsborough Castle where they met with local police officers and staff to discuss the challenging roles they undertake.

Kate showcased a bouncy blow dry for her engagement today as she chatted animatedly with the police staff today.

Their final engagement of the day will be at Sure Start, a programme that supports parents with children aged under four years old living in disadvantaged areas in Northern Ireland.

Their Royal Highnesses will see some of the different programmes that Sure Start provides to understand how the organisation supports parents and provides best practice for early years work.

Last night saw Kate tried her hand at pulling pints as she joined Prince William at Belfast’s Empire Music Hall last night.