The royal couple is getting ready to expand their family, and the palace has confirmed the good news. Congratulations to the happy couple!
Kate, 30, and William, also 30, will welcome a baby soon, Clarence House revealed via Twitter on Dec. 3.
THE OFFICIAL STATEMENT
“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting a baby,” Clarence House tweeted.
In a longer statement, Clarence House wrote, “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby. The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry and members of both families are delighted with the news. The Duchess was admitted this afternoon to King Edward VII Hospital in Central London with Hyperemesis Gravidarum. As the pregnancy is in its very early stages, Her Royal Highness is expected to stay in hospital for several days and will require a period of rest thereafter.”
The Clarence House was quick to clarify the Hyperemesis Gravidarum diagnosis, saying it “is very acute morning sickness, which requires supplementary hydration and nutrients.
KATE IS ‘DELIGHTED’ BUT NERVOUS ABOUT PREGNANCY
Although the official royal statements confirm that the couple is ‘delighted with the news’, Kate’s already concerned about the media frenzy surrounding the pregnancy.
“Royal sources said the couple are happy but nervous because the pregnancy is in its very early stages and added it would not have been announced at this time had it not been for the fact that she had been taken to hospital,” the Daily Mail reports.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron also released a statement on Twitter, writing, “I’m delighted by the news that the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge are expecting a baby. They will make wonderful parents.”
HOW LONG HAS KATE BEEN PREGNANT?
The couple married in April 2011, and we’ve been on bump watch ever since!
There were some major clues in recent months that Kate has been trying to have a baby, or has been in the early stages of pregnancy. When Kate was in Asia on a royal tour in September, she declined wine and instead drank water. Furthermore, Kate followed the lead of many pregnant women and opted not to take a taste of peanut butter at a November UNICEF event.
WILLIAM & KATE ARE SO EXCITED TO BE PARENTS
William has confirmed that he’s so excited to expand his family with Kate.
“Obviously we want a family, so we’ll have to start thinking about that,” William said in a 2010 video interview with British television network ITV. We bet he’s thrilled to hear the good news too!
BABY WILL BE NEXT IN LINE TO THE THRONE — EVEN A GIRL
Whether the child is a boy or a girl, they will inherit the throne after Prince William. Under a 2011 UK law change, the first-born daughter has as much right to succession as a son, BBC News reported.
“Put simply, if the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were to have a little girl, that girl would one day be our queen,” David Cameron said at the time. “The idea that a younger son should become monarch instead of an elder daughter simply because he is a man, or that a future monarch can marry someone of any faith except a Catholic – this way of thinking is at odds with the modern countries that we have become.”
Congratulations to the happy couple! What gender do YOU think the baby will be, HollywoodLifers?
— William Earl
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