The Duchess of Cambridge has spoken about her hopes of starting a family as she met the father of a "beautiful" little girl.
Kate appeared to be feeling a little broody after being presented with a bouquet by Raffaela, the two-year-old child of British ex-pat David Cheater, 28, during a walkabout in Canada.
And when the proud dad wished the Duchess well in her efforts to start a family, Kate thanked him and said: "Yes, I hope to."
It is the first time the royal has spoken publicly about having children, although her husband William stated when they got engaged that having babies is something they want to do.
If Kate follows royal precedence she could be giving birth to an heir to the throne before April next year.
William was born on June 21, 1982 around 11 months after his parents the Prince and Princess of Wales wed in July 1981.
The Queen gave birth to Charles on November 14, 1948, just short of a year after marrying the Duke of Edinburgh on November 20, 1947.
Mr Cheater queued in the centre of Quebec for four hours with his daughter to see the royal couple when they visited the City Hall to attend a ceremony honouring Canada's Royal 22nd Regiment.
The 28-year-old, a landscape gardener who moved to Quebec 18-months-ago with his wife, said: "It's a real honour to meet any member of the royal family for me as I'm a royalist. I was hoping but I didn't think it would happen."
The Duchess laid her hand on the youngster's head and smiled at the little girl.