They’ve been on bump watch ever since they tied the knot, but Kate Middleton and Prince William still found a way to outsmart the press and keep the secret until they felt comfortable with sharing it: they are expecting their first child, the Palace confirms.
See the video below for a complete ABC report.
The Duchess of Cambridge was rushed to the hospital hours ago for suffering of a condition known as hyperemesis gravidarum, an acute form of morning sickness that affects about 2 percent of expectant mothers.
Had it not been for this, she might have kept the secret of the pregnancy for another while, considering she was seen in public last Friday and there was no baby bump to betray her yet.
A Palace spokesperson has confirmed the pregnancy, noting that the Duchess is currently under professional care. She’s expected to stay in the hospital for a few days more, after which she will be discharged.
She will require rest nonetheless, the publicist notes.
Prince William is by her side.
According to ABC News citing ongoing reports, not even the Palace knew of the pregnancy until Kate was rushed to the hospital. Prince Charles, Prince Harry and even the Queen found out about it a little before the rest of the world, it is said.
Sources say Kate is about 12 weeks into the pregnancy. Statistically speaking, women who experience hyperemesis gravidarum have more chances of giving birth to girls or twins, ABC notes, so a possible indication into the sex of the next heir to the throne is there.
For the time being, as was to be expected, the Palace isn’t addressing any of these rumors.
“Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby. 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,” the official statement reads.
Congratulations to the parents-to-be are in order.