05/07/2013 09:45 am ET

Princess Charlene Ready For Children Now That She's 'Settled' Into Noble Role

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Princess Charlene's marriage to Prince Albert has been the target of plenty of media scrutiny, much of which is concerned with their lack of children. But the blonde nobel has finally given people a reason to hold out hope.

In an interview with Hello! magazine, Charlene explains that she had to get used to her new role before she could even think about having children. "We had a big wedding. It was a big adjustment after that," she explained. "Now I'm settled, and I think kids will come."

The 35-year-old added that she had a lot on her to-do list before expanding her family. "I wanted to get my foundation launched. I wanted to get the next couple of months sorted out, and I can really take a rest," she said. "I think I needed to a bit of time [sic] to settle in and adjust. I don't put any pressure on myself. If it happens, it happens."

Does this mean that we should expect a pregnancy announcement this summer? We can't really be sure of that (though it would make the future child the perfect age for play dates with Kate Middleton's bun in the oven). The former Olympic swimmer has kept up quite the busy schedule, so we'll see if she slows down.

Unfortunately, Charlene and Albert's marriage has been plagued by scandalous gossip since before their 2011 wedding. Press outlets reported that the princess had tried to run away multiple times after finding out that the prince had fathered two children, but she allegedly had her passport confiscated by the Principality of Monaco. There were also murmurings that the former Olympic swimmer would be allowed to leave the marriage once she gave Albert a child. (The couple received a court-ordered apology from the Sunday Times for reporting some of these rumors.)

So Char's latest divulgences provides a little window into the House of Grimaldi and what's really going on. Do you think we'll have another royal baby on the way soon?

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