Prince William and wife Kate Middleton are expecting their third child.
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,” said the official statement from the Kensington Palace.
The newest baby will be sibling to four-year-old, Prince George and two-year-old Princess Charlotte. The baby will be fifth in line to the throne.
After William and Kate wed, the law was changed. That means male heirs are no longer put ahead of women heirs, and that Prince Harry has been further bumped down the chain of succession.
The baby will be Queen Elizabeth’s sixth grandchild. Middleton suffered from a condition called Hyperemesis Gravidarum which results in a more severe form of morning sickness. She has cancelled many of her engagements due to this, and she is being cared for at Kensington Palace, said the statement.
The Duchess is not past the 12-week mark but the couple made the announcement because of her sickness.
Of course, this news has caused a lot of reaction on social media. After all who isn’t interested in the royal lives of royals of England.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their third child pic.twitter.com/DZCheAj1RM
— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) September 4, 2017
Here's some royally exciting news to brighten up your Monday: Kate Middleton and Prince William are expecting their third child! pic.twitter.com/0jzzoCQeJm
— E! News (@enews) September 4, 2017
I'M GONNA BE AN AUNT! Or a Godmother. Or whatever my cousin Kate Middleton wants me to be. Congratulations you two.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) September 4, 2017
A few interesting things to know about the Duchess and the mother to be
- At the time of her wedding in 2011, Middleton was 29-year-old, almost half a year older than her husband and the oldest royal bride.
- Most royal brides in the family being just in their teens at the time of their weddings.
- After her fairytale wedding she came to be known as “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge,” and her full title being “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge, Countess of Strathearn and Lady Carrickfergus.”
Congratulations to the royal couple!