News Wait, Did Kate Middleton Just Hint That She's Ready for Baby No.4? We decoded the British slang. By Isabel Jones Isabel Jones Instagram Twitter Isabel is an Oregon-born and Brooklyn-based writer and editor with a special interest in pop culture. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on February 28, 2019 @ 02:30PM Pin Share Tweet Email Um … does Kate Middleton have something to tell us? The 37-year-old mother of three began a second day of engagements in Northern Ireland on Thursday by greeting well-wishers. One of said fans was 5-month-old baby James Barr and his father (who should probably be a journalist), Alan Barr. Approaching the tot, Middleton reportedly told the elder Barr, “He’s gorgeous. It makes me feel broody.” Before you picture the Duchess of Cambridge pacing back and forth in a dimly lit room, know that “broody” is British slang for hens ready to lay eggs (why does everything in England circle back to hens?) — i.e. "broody" in this context means a woman who’s considering having a baby. Barr, ever the inquisitor, then asked Kate the question on everyone’s lips: “Baby number four?” Middleton responded with a laugh, telling the new dad, “I think William would be a little worried.” But we would be so happy, Kate — think of the people! Just kidding, that’s a lot of young royals. Kate and Wills are already parents to an adorable brood which includes Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte, 3, and Prince Louis, 10 months. Kate Middleton Just Wore the Ultimate Princess Cape Coat If a random baby on the street makes Kate ponder a fourth addition, we can only imagine the effect that spending time with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s baby will have on the Duchess.