Prince William and Kate expecting third child

Britain's Royal Family has announced the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child.

The official release from the palace said the Queen and members of both families were delighted with the news.

Windsor Family
The foursome will welcome a new addition to the family next year. Photo credit: Reuters

As with her previous pregnancies, the duchess is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum, and will be cared for at Kensington Palace throughout her pregnancy.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte can expect a new brother or sister early next year.

The most recent photo of the pair, taken on August 31, as they visited the White Garden in Kensington Palace.
The most recent photo of the pair, taken on August 31, as they visited the White Garden in Kensington Palace. Photo credit: Reuters

The news might not surprise some close watchers of the pair.

Just last month speculation was rife that the Catherine was pregnant after she candidly mentioned having more babies during a royal outing in Poland.

The 35-year-old was given a gift for a newborn baby at the July event, where it was reported by the Daily Mirror she turned to William, also 35, and quipped, "We will just have to have more babies!"

Prince George and Princess Charlotte can expect a new sibling next year.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte can expect a new sibling next year. Photo credit: Reuters

Closer Weekly previously reported that she was rushed to hospital several weeks ago for an unknown reason, and was released the following day.

Princess Charlotte
The Duchess with her daughter Princess Charlotte, a bridesmaid, at the wedding of her sister Pippa Middleton to James Matthews in May 2017. Photo credit: Reuters

The Duchess gave birth to Princess Charlotte of Cambridge just two years ago, in May 2015, where she also suffered from Hyperemesis Gravidarum, which causes severe morning sickness.

She suffered from the condition with her first-born Prince George, too, and was admitted to hospital in December 2012 where she was diagnosed with the condition.

Prince George leaving the Christmas Day service at St Mark's Church in Englefield in 2016.
Prince George leaving the Christmas Day service at St Mark's Church in Englefield in 2016. Photo credit: Reuters

Prince George was born in July, 2013, and is due to start school on Thursday.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were expected to drop him off, but it is now unclear if Kate will be able to attend.

Duke and Duchess
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, carries her son Prince George alongside her husband Prince William in 2014. Photo credit: Reuters

Awareness of her tendency to the condition meant her second pregnancy was announced relatively early, rather than waiting for the 12-week milestone, as she cancelled public duties due to sickness.

The couple—and William's brother Prince Harry—just last week commemorated the twentieth anniversary of the death of Princess Diana, William and Harry's mother.

Kate's last public engagement was last Wednesday, on the eve of Princess Diana's death, where the trio toured the garden at Kensington Palace, planted in memory of Diana.

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