After months of fruitless speculation, the news is official: the much-loved Prince William and Duchess Catherine Middleton are expecting a mini Royal of their own in 2013. Yes, folks, Kate is with child.
According to an article in the Digital Journal, it hasn't been an easy few weeks for poor Kate, who has been admitted to Central London's King Edward VII Hospital with Hyperemesis Gravidarum—otherwise known as 'acute morning sickness.'
Though morning sickness is common during the first trimester, the Princess is less than 12 weeks pregnant and will therefore remain in hospital for a few days to rest.
The happy news is barely out of the bag, and already there is much speculation over what the 'royal infant' will be called. Directly in line after Prince William, either girl or boy can now succeed the throne, following a change that took place in 2011.
Already the unsolicited advice is coming thick and fast. Amol Rajan from the UK Independent had the following kernels of wisdom for Kate:
Here's wishing Kate a healthy and uneventful pregnancy going forward!