Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Kate Middleton is pregnant

k-middy.jpg
kate-wills-12.jpg
kate-middleton.jpg
ka-middy-2.jpg
k-middy3.jpg
kate-baby-12.jpg
kate-m-hero.jpg

Kate Middleton is pregnant, St James's Palace announced today (3 December).

Kate, 30, has been admitted to the King Edward VII Hospital in central London after suffering from acute morning sickness. She is expected to stay there for several days.

The Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge, who married in a lavish ceremony in April last year, said they were "delighted with the news."

The baby will be born third in line to the British throne, as the Queen's great grandchild.

A statement on the couple's website read: "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."

Prime Minister David Cameron tweeted that he was "delighted by the news."

"They will make wonderful parents," he added.

Congratulations also came from the White House. Jay Carney, President Barack Obama's press secretary, said: "On behalf of everyone here, beginning with the president and first lady, we extend our congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the welcome news we received from London that they are expecting their first child."

NB: Kate is mentioned in tomorrow's Stylist. We've used her as an example of a typical 30-year-old woman who was still considering the right time to have a baby. This was true, to the best of our knowledge, when we went to print on Friday. Oh well...

Picture credit: Rex Features

Related

KMiddleton3_rex.jpg

Perfect 10: Kate Middleton's fashion hits

willshero.jpg

Kate & Wills: the first year

hero2.jpg

Kate Middleton's style evolution

Comments

More

MP brings House of Commons to tears telling of childhood rape

“Rapes happen because of the rapist, not because of the victim.”

by Amy Swales
09 Dec 2016

Craig Revel Horwood apologises for controversial rape comments

The BBC has been urged to sack the Strictly judge

by Kayleigh Dray
09 Dec 2016

Adele has been crowned 2016’s biggest Youtube star

Sorry vloggers.

by Amy Lewis
09 Dec 2016

The best A-list Instagrams from the week so far

Emily Ratajkowski steps in for Santa while Taylor Swift's cat shares the spotlight

by Nicola Colyer
09 Dec 2016

Kate Moss takes centre stage as Elvis Presley in new tribute

"Anything for Elvis"

by Amy Lewis
09 Dec 2016

Isla Fisher praises Donald Trump as an inspiration to “orange people”

The actress also mocked Melania Trump for plagiarising Michelle Obama’s speech.

by Moya Crockett
08 Dec 2016

Keira Knightley on daughter’s four-letter reaction to Trump victory

19-month-old Edie sums up our feelings perfectly.

by Amy Lewis
08 Dec 2016

Danish aid worker tops list of world’s most inspiring people

Anja Ringgren Lovén is saving the lives of abandoned children in Nigeria

by Sarah Biddlecombe
08 Dec 2016

Rihanna: “We don’t need to be putting black women against each other”

Ri-Ri responds perfectly to rumours that she’s been feuding with Beyoncé.

by Moya Crockett
08 Dec 2016

Lauren Graham – aka Lorelai Gilmore – on finding love with her co-star

The Gilmore Girls actor admits it was their love of reading that brought them together

by Kayleigh Dray
08 Dec 2016