Camilla, Prince William’s step mother, has revealed to friends that the royal bride has fertility problems. It could be that Kate will be unable to produce an heir to the British throne. But the couple decided to go ahead with their marriage, out of love.
“Health complications from Kate’s teenage years raised concerns that may have an impact on her ability to conceive,” sources close to Camilla told “In Touch” Magazine. The exact problems were not revealed.
If the rumors are true, then Kate’s inability to produce an heir would have a devastating effect on the British monarchy. Securing the line of succession is the most important job of any Royal princess, even in the 21st century.
Both William (28) and his father Prince Charles were born soon after their parents married, and the new royal couple is under intense pressure to produce an heir soon.
Royal biographer Andrew Morton said that if Kate is not pregnant soon, she will be the first British princess in almost 200 years to not become pregnant within nine months of her wedding.
The last reigning British monarch to die without producing a legitimate heir was Prince William’s great-great-great-great-great uncle King William IV, more than 170 years ago!
If William and Kate do not produce an heir before Prince William dies, the throne would pass to his younger brother Harry, or if he is dead too, Harry’s oldest male child. If the rules of succession are changed, then Harry’s eldest daughter would become queen were she to be born before a son.
Adoption isn’t an option for William and Kate (29). Only a legitimate, biological child can be heir to the throne.
But Camilla revealed that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as they are now titled, chose to ignore Kate’s medical problems for a marriage “based on love.”