Britain's Prince William (L) and Catherine, Duchess of
Cambridge attend the UK premiere of 'War Horse' at the
Odeon Leicester Square cinema in London. REUTERS/Ian
Baby-making plans for Prince William and his wife
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, are on hold until next year so
the royal family can focus on the Queen's diamond jubilee, say
media reports in Britain.
Since their marriage in April 2011, watched by an estimated
two billion people around the globe, speculation has turned
to when the second-in-line to the throne and his bride would
start a family.
"Realistically, there is not going to be time for a baby and
they have said they are in no hurry," an unnamed royal source
told The Mail On Sunday.
"There is no urgent need for an heir - we already have two.
"William and Kate want to take things in their own good
RAF helicopter pilot William, 30, leaves for a six-week tour
of duty in the Falkland Islands in February, when Catherine,
30, is expected to begin her charity work, making official
and private visits as patron to a number of British
"It will be a good distraction for her and take her mind off
worrying about William," the source said of Catherine's new
"At the moment, starting a family is definitely on the back
Later in the year the couple will visit Singapore, Malaysia
and the Solomon Islands as part of the royal family's global
tour to celebrate the Queen's 60th year on the throne, which
will be marked amid much pomp and ceremony in London in early