The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting a baby!

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From The Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/dec/03/duke-and-duchess-of-cambridge-expecting-baby

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge ended months of intense speculation by announcing that they are expecting their first child – one that will instantly become third in line to the throne. But they were forced to share their news earlier than hoped, even with members of their own family, because of the duchess's admission to hospital on Monday.
News that the duchess is in the "very early stages" of pregnancy was officially released after she was taken to the King Edward VII hospital in central London, suffering from hyperemesis gravidarun – very acute morning sickness. It is understood that she is less than 12 weeks pregnant, but officials were forced to go public because of fears that her hospitalisation would fuel concerns over her health.
The Queen, Prince Charles and other members of the royal family were only told about the pregnancy on Monday.
The duchess was staying with her parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, in Bucklebury, Berkshire, when she became unwell. She was driven to the hospital by private car by Prince William, who stayed with her until he left at 8.30pm.
St James's Palace said: "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby.
"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."
Hyperemesis gravidarum is a rare condition causing severe vomiting during pregnancy, which can cause dehydration, weight loss and a build-up of toxins in the blood or urine. It requires supplementary hydration and nutrients and affects about 3.5 out of 1,000 pregnant women.
Members of both families were said to be delighted at news that the couple are to be parents.
It will be the Queen's third great-grandchild, but it will be the first time in almost 120 years that a serving monarch will experience the birth of a great grandchild in direct succession to the throne. In 1894, Queen Victoria, who reigned until 1901, became great-grandmother to Edward VIII. He later abdicated over his relationship with Wallis Simpson.
It will be a first grandchild for Prince Charles, and also for the duchess's parents.

I know this thread is going to get trolled fairly quickly but I'm genuinely happy for them. It's pretty exciting. When I told my mum she was just so happy.
 
At first I thought Duke the poster was getting married to another poster.
 
I hope everything goes well. It's generally best to announce pregnancy after the 1st trimester. Hyperemesis gravidarum is no joke, she may have to go on a constant IV if it doesn't get any better.

I'm looking forward to her maternity fashion flair. :)
 
if it's a girl, speculation is that the baby will be named Frances Diana...
 
I hope everything goes well. It's generally best to announce pregnancy after the 1st trimester. Hyperemesis gravidarum is no joke, she may have to go on a constant IV if it doesn't get any better.

I'm looking forward to her maternity fashion flair. :)
Someone on another forum said that her niece had it so bad, she was in the hospital until she was 8 months pregnant. 6 months on a feeding tube, and she only got up to go to the bathroom. She had to lie flat on her back without a pillow - if she even lifted her head, she would start to throw up. :wow:

The most shocking thing...she had another kid, 9 years later. Apparently she did not remember how bad the first pregnancy was, and she had HG again, and it was just as bad as the first time. :o

I hope Kate feels better!
 
Fasten your seat belts everyone, the Duke and Duchess are having a baby!!!
 
A daughter named Victoria would be cool.
 
And the crazy, topsy turvy world of the British monarchy continues.

Glad to hear it...from a historical point of view.
 
I'm hoping for some traditional English names:
Stacey
Sinead
Vicky
Candy
Ect, ect :o
 
The Monarchy only costs 1p a week per person. I think people will manage. In fact people will definitely lose more than that per day in loose change they drop on the floor.
 
I'm more worried about the changes Cameron and Osborn are putting on our benefits/public services.
 
At the risk of turning this into a politics thread, you should be more worried about America's economy. Osborne may have cut our deficit by 25%, but if America jumps off the fiscal cliff (which seems likely) then they could go into depression, and that is just not good news for the world.
 
As the heads of state of my country, the royals have served with more dignity and respect than most of our elected representatives.

Both boys have served in the military, one of them in the front lines no less. How many rich conservatives, the same ones who would so eagerly start more wars in the middle east, would put their owns sons and daughters in harm's way like that?
 

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