A baby for Chelsea and Marc 'They tell us they're working on it' reveals Bill Clinton



16:01 GMT, 20 November 2012

Chelsea Clinton and her husband Marc Mezvinsky could finally be trying for a baby, over two years after their lavish wedding.

According to the New York Post, Ms Clinton's former president father, Bill, was fielding questions on the subject during a visit to the University of Limerick on Saturday.

When asked by a fellow guest if he and Hillary wanted to be grandparents, he said that his daughter, 32, and her husband 'tell us they’re working on it'.

Chelsea Clinton, Marc Mezvinsky

Working on it: Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky, pictured last week, are apparently trying for a baby

Mr Clinton, who looked remarkably trim after trading his beloved junk food for a vegan diet, also laughed off questions about whether his wife Hillary would be running for president in 2016, replying, 'You’ll have to ask her.'

It is not the first time the former first family have spoken out about the prospect of children.

Bill Clinton

Fit for grandparenthood: Bill Clinton looked remarkably trim after trading his beloved junk food for a vegan diet

Ms Clinton admitted to Vogue in August that she hoped to have children 'in a couple of years, hopefully… literally, God willing… And I hope my mom can wait that long.'

Nor has her mother made any secret of her desire to be a grandmother.

Speaking in the March 2011 issue of
Harper's Bazaar, Mrs Clinton admitted that she'd probably be an
'unbearable' grandmother, but she'd love for Chelsea to have children.

She said of the suggestion: 'Well, no pressure, because I don't want to
be one of those kinds of mothers. But obviously, someday, I'd love it.'

Mr Clinton's whistlestop European tour has taken in visits to Soenderborg, Denmark, Amsterdam and the UK.

He arrived in Limerick on Friday, following a short stay in London where he was seen dining with actor Kevin Spacey.

Mrs Clinton and Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi

Far-East tour: Mrs Clinton meanwhile spent yesterday in Myanmar with the country's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and President Obama

Meanwhile his wife, the Secretary of State, spent the past three days with President Obama on a tour of South-East Asia.

Today she travels to the Middle East in an effort to end the week-old convulsion of violence that has gripped the volatile region after the United Nations warned Israel against a ground invasion.