According to an announcement from Kensington Palace, Prince William and Kate Middleton confirmed this morning that they are on their way to baby number 3. The confirmation was made on Monday morning as Kate had to cancel an appearance because of her morning sickness. The news also came after rumours have been circulating that the Duchess of Cambridge may have been pregnant ever since a gift was given to her by some infants of Poland (she even joked that she and the Prince might need to have more babies).
“Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their third child,” revealed the statement, in a tweet from the Palace on Monday. “The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news. 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.”
This is not the first time that the Duchess, Kate Middleton, has to deal with severe morning sickness during her pregnancy. The Duchess also had the same experience of a Hyperemesis Graviarum, a complication in pregnancy also call the HG, when she was expecting his now 4-year old son, George, and Charlotte, her daughter who is now 2. Since the condition is an extreme form of nausea, she was forced to announce those pregnancies earlier than planned. “The cause of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy is believed to be rapidly rising blood levels of a hormone called HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin), which is released by the placenta,” said the CDC, which said that some women might need intensive treatment for the condition.
The Duchess is currently getting the medical care that she requires at the Kensington Palace, according to the statement of the Palace.
Meanwhile, when Prince Harry was asked regarding the news, he said “Fantastic, great, very, very happy for them,” before heading to a meeting in Manchester.