Princess Kate and Prince William are expecting their third child together, Kensington Palace confirmed Monday. They are already parents to Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 2.
"Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their third child," a statement from Kensington Palace said. "The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news."
- Kate is again facing an acute form of morning sickness, something she grappled with during her first two pregnancies. She canceled an appearance Monday morning due to illness.
- "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 Palace said.
- The 35-year-old royal is reportedly less than three months pregnant and they only went public with the information because of her illness.
- The Prince recently discussed Kate's parenting skills in glowing terms, and admitted that there are good days and bad days for every parent.
- “Well, as the other parents in the room will testify, there’s wonderful highs and there’s wonderful lows. It’s been quite a change for me, personally. I’m very lucky in the support I have from Catherine,” William said on the Talk Vietnam show. “She is an amazing mother and a fantastic wife.”
- He added, “I adore my children very much and I’ve learned a lot about myself and about a family, just from having my own children and it’s amazing how much you pick up from just in those moments.
- If the next royal offspring is a boy, it could prompt a historic move. For the first time following a measure passed just after William and Kate's 2011 wedding, if the baby is a boy, he will not displace his older sister Charlotte in the line of succession.
- Until that historic shift, a younger brother always took an older sister's place in the line to the throne.