Text by Jenny Proudfoot
‘It was a bit anxious to start with’
It was announced earlier this week that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child, with Prince William and Kate Middleton already sharing four-year-old Prince George, and two-year-old Princess Charlotte.
Taking to Twitter on Monday, Kensington Palace released a statement: ‘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.’
The statement continued: ‘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 Homsey Road Children’s Centre in London today. The Duchess is being cared for at Kensington Palace.’
Days later, the Duke of Cambridge opened up about the news while speaking at a press conference on mental health in Oxford. When congratulated by the chair of Oxfordshire Charity Council, the 35-year-old prince replied, ‘Thank you, it’s very good news.’
‘It was a bit anxious to start with,’ he added, probably referring to Kate’s acute morning sickness, before explaining that he was ready to ‘start celebrating this week.’
Prince Harry has also spoken about the pregnancy, telling Sky News that he was excited about becoming an uncle again, stating, ‘Fantastic, great! Very, very happy for them.’
The 32-year-old prince went on to reassure the press of his sister-in-law’s state, following the news that she is again suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum. Prince Harry told Sky that he hadn’t seen Kate for a while but he ‘thinks she is ok’.
No further information regarding due dates or names has been announced, but assuming that they have made the announcement after 12 weeks, we’re expecting a March baby.
Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge!