Breaking Royal Family News: Kate’s Expecting!

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. (Photo via AP)

St James’s Palace has just announced, with a certain amount of royal pride, that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their first child. They went on to explain that part of the reason for a relatively hurried announcement was that the Duchess had to be admitted to the King Edward VII Hospital in central London, as she is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum: acute morning sickness.

She’s expected to stay over for a few days.

Other news sources are claiming that there was supposed to be a formal announcement on December 12, with Jessica Hay – a former classmate of Kate’s – telling Life and Style Magazine last week:“They’re planning to make an announcement in December. I have this on the highest authority, and it’s not to be taken lightly. It’s going to be wonderful, happy news when it’s announced.”

Quick off the mark, Prime Minister David Cameron tweeted this moving eulogy: “I’m delighted by the news that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting a baby. They will make wonderful parents.”

Once they get past the nausea stage, of course…

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 15 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME, Guardian and MSN. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Radio 2. He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage. Fraser invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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