, SINGAPORE, Sep 12 – Britain’s Prince William revealed on Wednesday that he wants to have two children with his wife Catherine, British media accompanying the royal couple on an Asia-Pacific tour reported.
“Someone asked him how many children he would like to have, and he said he was thinking about having two,” Corine Ackerman, 17, a student at the British-standard Tanglin Trust School in Singapore, was quoted as saying.
The Press Association said William had spoken candidly in the past about starting a family with Kate but had not commented about numbers.
The royal couple, on the second day of a tour celebrating the 60-year reign of William’s grandmother Queen Elizabeth II, were chatting with well-wishers at the Gardens By The Bay botanical park, Singapore’s newest tourist attraction.
Asked what superpowers he wished he had, William, dressed in a dark suit, replied “invisibility”, the Straits Times newspaper quoted him as saying.
When asked the same question, Catherine, one of the most photographed women in the world, quipped: “I’d pick invisibility too so that William can’t sneak up on me.”
The chat with fans at the park was followed by a visit to a sprawling Rolls-Royce jet engine factory.
In a gesture aimed at boosting British industry, the couple unveiled the first Trent 900 engine made in the plant to Rolls-Royce executives, corporate guests and employees waving British and Singaporean flags.
The engine powers the Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger plane, and Rolls-Royce built the plant in Singapore to be closer to customers in Asia, the world’s fastest-growing aviation market.