December 3, 2012

Duchess Catherine is expecting her first child!

It was announced today that Duchess Catherine is expecting her first child!

Official announcement of the British Royal Court:


Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby.

The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry and members of both families are delighted with the news.

The Duchess was admitted this afternoon to King Edward VII Hospital in Central London with Hyperemesis Gravidarum. As the pregnancy is in its very early stages, Her Royal Highness is expected to stay in hospital for several days and will require a period of rest thereafter.

Hyperemesis Gravidarum is very acute morning sickness, which requires supplementary hydration and nutrients.

The couple had no plans to announce the pregnancy but say they have no choice in view of hospitalisation. 'Difficult decision' palace says. 
Catherine isn't even 12 weeks along, the inofficial time when the Palace announces a pregnancy. This is why no birth date is given.


Anonymous said...

Wonderful news, congratulations to the royal couple.

heyhey said...

Oh my gosh!! I totally called this!! lol .... So excited for Will and Kate!!

Just hope she feels better soon! My sis had hyperemsis gravidarum with both her kids and it's a HORRIBLE condition! Puking non stop 24/7.. Barely could keep anything down, food & water anything she ate or drink came right back up!
For first 5 months she was in the hospital hooked up to vitamin and fluid IV to sustain her strength. She could barely move from fatigue and malnourishment. In and out of the hospital constantly losing so much weight. I often sat with her on weekend from uni break but there wasn't a lot anyone can do but be there & rub her back.. She suffered so much her and her husband considered having an abortion as some of the mothers with HG end up doing just to stop the puking, nausea, weightloss and complete fatigue all the time. So glad they didn't!!! she suffered through and gave birth to healthy babies ...!

Poor Kate sounds like she's going through a hard time too. After a weekend of constant puking and not eating Will made the difficult decision to take her to the hospital. And they weren't ready to tell their secret yet! Wow! That's how bad HG is...Dehydration is the danger.
The constant puking is the worse. But she has a great support of course and Will is very protective of Kate. He drove his wife to the hospital so as not to create more of a media circus. So sweet...hang in there Kate! There is an end ...holding your healthy beautiful baby!

Anonymous said...

Love your new headline banner Royal Lady! Nice picture of the Cambridges :)

Anonymous said...

Fantastic news!! Get well soon..
Hope it's a girl!!!!!

Anonymous said...

If it's a girl name her Diana! She'll be Queen Diana someday ...fulfilling what her grandmother missed out on.
Bittersweet but quite fitting........................

Nice! said...

I knew she was pregnant! The new hair cut , the rounder cheeks ..she just had that pregnant look..
and she looked tired

Congrats and good luck! Not good she's in hospital...

Anonymous said...

Glad for William and Kate and their good news.
Sorry she's sick
Also sorry we won't be seeing her at the White Winter Gala in a tiara and gown this Friday.
Wonder what she was gonna wear...We'll never know now ...oh well!

Z. said...

Delightful news! I hope Kate recovers as soon as possible. And I hope it's a girl, it would be cute to have a little future queen :)