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Prince George's first birthday. File photo dated 09/04/14 of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George whose first birthday is on July 22. Issue date: Sunday July 13, 2014. See PA story ROYAL George. Photo credit should read: PA Wire URN:20383130
Prince George's first birthday. File photo dated 09/04/14 of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George whose first birthday is on July 22. Issue date: Sunday July 13, 2014. See PA story ROYAL George. Photo credit should read: PA Wire URN:20383130
Prince George gives his mum a cuddle on his first birthday. (PA Wire)

Prince George, third in line to succeed the British throne, can expect a little brother or sister in April 2015, according to a press release issued on behalf of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Catherine Middleton.

Here’s a look at the full press release released today (October 20):

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in April 2015.

The Duchess of Cambridge continues to be affected by Hyperemisis Gravidarum, but her condition is steadily improving.

Notes to Editors:

On Tuesday 21st October, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will greet The President of the Republic of Singapore and Mrs Tony Tan Keng Yam on behalf of The Queen at the Royal Garden Hotel, London as part of the State Visit. Their Royal Highnesses will then travel with The President and Mrs Tan to Horse Guards Parade, where The President will receive a Ceremonial Welcome.

The Duchess of Cambridge will also attend the Wildlife Photographer of The Year 2014 Awards Ceremony at the Natural History Museum on Tuesday 21st October. Further details will be released in due course.

The British Monarchy retweeted the official announcement originally tweeted by Clarence House seen below:

If you aren’t already following the British Monarchy on social media, you can get your royal updates here.

Are you hoping for a boy or girl? 

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By Brigid Brown