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A royal baby on the way

- December 3rd, 2012
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Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting their first child, the palace confirmed Monday. (Photo: Adrian Dennis / AFP)

So the rumours were true: Kate is pregnant.

Clarence House confirmed Monday the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their first 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 release said.

But the pregnancy is off to a rocky start – Kate is in the hospital with acute morning sickness (which likely means she’s not 12 weeks pregnant yet as morning sickness tends to go away after the first trimester. Not always, but usually).

“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 release said.

The news Kate was with child started making the rounds a couple of weeks ago when a “friend” of the couple, Jessica Hay, blabbed to an Australian newspaper.

My guess is the royals would have preferred to keep this under wraps for a bit longer, but with Kate needing medical attention and getting it in a hospital, that would have been impossible. No doubt staff were buzzing when she came in and some likely made calls to the British tabloids, maybe looking to sell the scoop.

Now that the news is out, there’s already a Twitter account for the unborn child, @RoyalFetus. The second tweet: “I exist!” (There was also a tweet made in 2007 saying a baby would be arriving soon).

While I’m certain she’s not a reader of the blog, I do wish her a happy and healthy nine months.

And no matter if this is a boy or girl, this child will one day rule.

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1 comment

  1. gilberte bafaro | December 4, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    dear kate and will.congratulation on your new baby news.good luck to both of yous.love

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