It was recently rumoured that Kate Middleton was pregnant with her first child with Prince William. While there was some scepticism about the rumour, it has now been confirmed by St James's Palace and Clarence House.
The royal family confirmed, “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.”
They added, “The Duchess was admitted this afternoon to King Edward VII Hospital in Central London with Hyperemesis Gravidarum [acute morning sickness].”
It continued, “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.”
Meanwhile, Prime Minister David Cameron said, "I'm delighted by the news that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting a baby. They will make wonderful parents.”
The birth of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s first child will signal a new era for the royal family, as a potential future king or queen is born.