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Kate Middleton pregnant: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announce that they’re expecting their third child

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced that they are expecting their third child.

The couple will welcome a younger sibling for children Prince George, four and Princess Charlotte, two.

It has not yet been announced when Catherine will give birth.

The new baby will be fifth in line to the throne, after Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, and ahead of uncle, Prince Harry.

The announcement was made by Kensington Palace as Catherine cancelled her planned public appearance. Officials explained that the Duchess is suffering from acute morning sickness also known as Hyperemesis Gravidarum.

The statement read: “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.”

 

The Duchess was hospitalised during previous pregnancies for the condition, which affects only 3.5 per 1,000 pregnant women and causes severe vomiting during pregnancy.

It is thought that she will remain out of the public eye until she recovers, as with her previous pregnancies; when she wasn’t spotted in public until well into her second trimester.

Catherine recently joked about having a third baby during a tour of Poland with Prince William. The Duchess was given a gift designed for newborns and turned to the Duke, laughing, and said: “We will just have to have more babies.”

Royals often have a large family, with the Queen giving birth to four children – her last, Prince Edward, at 37 years-old. Catherine is 35.
The exciting news of the pregnancy comes during a big week for the Cambridges, as Prince George is set to start school this week. Unfortunately, it is unlikely that his mum will be taking him for his first day – but at least he’ll soon have a new sibling to boss around!

CREDIT: Honey.nine.com.au