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Second baby on the way for Will and Kate

- September 8th, 2014

Prince George is getting a sibling. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced Monday baby number two is on the way. (Photo: David Gray/AFP)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their second child, the couple announced Monday.

Unsurprisingly, the Queen and other family members are “delighted with the news,” the press release said.

But poor Kate is again suffering from severe morning sickness, which left her so dehydrated when she was pregnant with Prince George, she had to be hospitalized.

We don’t know how far along Kate is, but Rebecca English from the Daily Mail tweeted she has not yet reached the 12-week mark – usually when couples announce their pregnancies.

The early announcement is likely due to the fact that Kate will need to miss some upcoming events – including Monday’s scheduled event in Oxford with Prince William. A decision on her first solo trip to Malta will be made closer to the actual date, English reported.

It is sad that Will and Kate had to announce this news before they would have liked to, but there is no doubt that as soon as Kate didn’t show up to the event Monday and a royal source said she had taken ill, the rumours would have gone into overdrive. They almost had to nip it before the speculation got started.

Most people wait for that 12-week mark because the risk of miscarriage significantly drops after the first trimester. Hopefully this pregnancy goes smoothly (aside from the wicked morning sickness).

A quiet royal summer wraps up

- August 27th, 2014

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Prince Harry visit the Blood Swept Lands And Seas of Red exhibition at The Tower of London to plant a ceramic poppy on Aug. 5. (Photo:

This summer has been a tough one for blog posts mostly because our royal family hasn’t done a whole heck of a lot.

There have been no Jubilee celebrations, no wedding, no births, no naked princes playing pool in Vegas, no topless duchesses vacationing in France.

The royals have been rather dull this summer.

They’ve made a few appearances, bombed a few photos and there was a low-key but well-attended first birthday for Prince George.

Despite the quiet, here’s a quick look back at the top five royal moments of the summer:

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Prince William to become pilot, donate salary to charity

- August 7th, 2014

This April 2011 file photo shows Prince William at RAF Valley in Anglesey, Wales, where he flew a Sea King helicopter for search and rescue. (Photo: Andrew Yates/AFP)

Official word has come from Kensington Palace confirming rumours Prince William is going to become a helicopter pilot with East Anglian Air Ambulance.

He will undergo training and will start flying in the spring.

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Queen photobombs Aussie athletes

- July 24th, 2014

The Queen is a photobomber! (Photo: Twitter)

I love the smile.

During a walkabout while visiting athletes at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, on Thursday, the Queen photobombed two Australian field hockey players who were taking a selfie.

The photo was tweeted by athlete Jayde Taylor.

The Queen is clearly smiling and looking at the camera as Taylor and another athlete take the self portrait.

I love everything about this photobomb. Well done, Your Majesty.