Prince William, paying a St. Patrick's Day visit to the Irish Guards on Monday with wife Kate, was asked by Regimental Sergeant Major Ray Collister if there were any more baby Irish guards on the way.
Replied the prince: "Maybe one day. One's enough at the moment."
Collister, 56, told reporters after his royal exchange, "He said maybe when there's time."
Another revelation William made among the guardsmen (past and present) and their families: 8-month-old Prince George is now crawling.
Kate handed out shamrocks at the gathering, and also chatted with those attending. Came time for the toasts, she sipped some white port, while William had red port – chased down by Guinness.
Afterwards they told guardsman Glenn Tierney that the little prince is "very busy crawling and eating."
"I asked them all about George," Tierney said, "I'm nosey like that. They said he's doing really well and he's very busy crawling and eating. They said they're very busy sorting everything out for taking him to Australia. They're very excited [about the trip]."
Ray Kidd, 72, a former regimental cook, also spent time with the royals. He said: "I asked him if he'd bring George next time, and he said, 'Yes, that's a good idea, I'll try and get him fitted for the uniform.' "