“The royal couple is expecting their third child”- The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have a good news for the world and Britain in particular. The royal couple is expecting their third child and Prince George and Princess Charlotte will soon have another baby to share their parents with.

Kensington Palace announced that the Duke and Duchess were expecting their third child and also that the Duchess is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum like her previous pregnancies. In a press release, the Palace stated, “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 press release also read that the Queen and members of both the families are “delighted” to hear the news. Clarence House also shared their joy on hearing the news, saying that grandparents Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall were happy and delighted to hear the news.

The royal baby who is yet to be born will be fifth in line to the throne after Grandfather Prince Charles, father Prince William and siblings Prince George and Princess Charlotte. This also means that Prince Harry, Prince William’s younger brother will now be sixth in line to the throne. In 2011, rules concerned with succession to the throne were amended which meant that Cambridge’s first born, regardless of the gender, would be in line to the throne after father Prince William. This also removed discriminatory male bias. This means that the baby will not be able to push sister Princess Charlotte down the list even if it is a boy. When Prince Harry was asked about the pregnancy, he replied, “Fantastic. Great. Very, very happy for them.”
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Prime Minister Theresa May also responded on the news saying that it’s “fantastic news” and that she congratulates the young couple.

Prince William , when congratulated on the baby news at a recent event, he replied saying, “Thank you, it’s very good news”.

As the Duchess has suffered from Hyperemesis Gravidarum her earlier pregnancies, she is I’ll this time too and is being taken care of at Kensington Palace. In a statement, the Palace informed, “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 duchess is being cared for at Kensington Palace.”

HG is one of the most common reasons for which a woman is admitted to hospital during her early pregnancy and the same thing happened when the Duchess was pregnant with Prince George and had to stay at the hospital for 3 days. HG is also very rare with only 2 percent of pregnancies experiencing it. Prince George who is 4 now will soon be starting his school this year.

It is expected that Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge will choose the Lindo wing of St. Mary’s hospital to welcome the little bundle of joy where she has already had her first and second born. In a few months, thousands of news personnel and photographers are expected to wait patiently outside a hospital, even if it is not St. Mary’s, to take a picture of the royal wrapped in a bundle of blankets.

Image Source: James Whatling / Splash News

by Esther Vaiphei, The Blogging Connection