The moment has finally come! Yes that’s right, The Duchess of Cambridge and Price William are expecting the long awaited royal baby!
It’s not just William, Kate and their families that are over the moon, millions around the world are delighted to finally hear the great news.
The wonderful news was confirmed last night, much earlier than the Royal couple expected, as Kate was unfortunately rushed to King Edward VII hospital with acute morning sickness, she is expected to spend the next few days there with her loving husband by her side.
For women with hyperemesis gravidarum their vomiting can be so severe they cannot keep food or liquid down.
The condition usually continues past the first three months of pregnancy and can pass by week 21, but may also last longer.
A Clarence House spokesman said today: ‘The situation is the same as yesterday – we said she would stay in for several days and that is still the case. It’s a period of rest that she needs, so she will stay in for several days.’
He would not comment on Catherine’s condition this morning or confirm whether members of the Royal family are expected to visit today.
A spokesman said the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and members of both families are delighted with the news, with David Cameron tweeting: “they will make wonderful parents”.
Last night Kate appeared to be responding well to the treatment and its now just a matter of rest.
Uncle-to-be Prince Harry, who is serving in Afghanistan, was told by email at his base and the announcement was also Tweeted by Clarence House, prompting the couple’s official website to crash.
The Press Association reported that the pregnancy has not passed the 12-week point and that the announcement was prompted by her medical condition.
The timing of the Duchess’s pregnancy will lead to immediate speculation about where the baby was conceived.
The fact that Kate is not yet 12 weeks pregnant means the baby was conceived after the couple’s holiday in France at the beginning of September.
The baby will be born third in line to the throne, thanks to laws changed last year in Britain, and it will be the first time in almost 120 years a serving monarch gets to meet a great grandchild born directly into succession to the crown.
The world will now be in, a well expected, speculation over the sex and name of the Royal baby.