The couple would love to start their family while they're living in the country

Prince Williamis expected to whisk Kate Middleton away for a mini-break to Switzerland.

Wills, 29. who has just got back from a 6-week stint in the Falklands, is planning a romantic weekend away at an elegant chalet at Verbier, though Clarence House has not confirmed the trip.

Kate, 30, and William married last April and everyone is hoping for baby news.

‘They’ve been telling friends they’d love a family and feel it’s a great time to get cracking,’ says a source.

William and Kate currently live near William‘s RAF base on the Welsh island of Anglesey and think their country home will be the ideal place to look after a baby before they move to London’s Kensington Palace in the next couple of years.

‘They see it as a great opportunity to spend the early months as a family in the peace and tranquility of Anglesey, away from the pressure of public life,’ the source tells the Sunday Mirror.

‘Anglesey is perfect for them. The neighbours are welcoming and protective, the farmhouse where they live has the best security, and they love the area.’

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