Kensington Palace Reveal Kate And Wills Are Expecting Their Third Child
It has been announced that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child.
The big reveal was made in a brief statement via tweets sent out by Kensington Palace shortly after 10am on Monday 4 September.
The unborn child is already fifth in line to the throne, joining brother Prince George, four, and sister Princess Charlotte who was born just two years ago.
Details surrounding the pregnancy, including due date and gender are being kept under wraps.
Here is the announcement from Kensington Palace in full:
“Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their third child.
“The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news.
“As with her previous two pregnancies, The Duchess is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum.
“Her Royal Highness will no longer carry out her planned engagement at the Hornsey Road Children’s Centre in London today.
“The Duchess is being cared for at Kensington Palace.”
Like her previous two pregnancies, Kate Middleton is suffering with severe morning sickness so is thought to be between 8 and 12 weeks pregnant.
The news comes after the Duchess of Cambridge hinted that she would like more children after being handed a toy for a newborn whilst visiting Poland and Germany.
On accepting the gift, Kate turned to Prince William and said: “We will just have to have more babies.”
Prince Harry was the first royal to comment publicly about the pregnancy and said he was ‘very, very happy’ for his brother and said his sister-in-law was doing ok.
Last week it was announced by Kensington Palace that George would arrive for his first day at Thomas’s Battersea primary school, in south-west London, with his parents for a brief photocall.
However due to the Duchess’ current state, it is not yet known whether she will make it to the big day or not.
But an aide said yesterday: ‘It’s an important day in a child’s life and like any mother she will do her utmost to be there. Unfortunately the Duchess won’t be able to make a decision until nearer the time, when she sees how she is feeling. If she can be there, she will.’