Duchess of Cambridge pregnant with third child Kensington Palace announces

first_imgSix weeks ago, the Duchess hinted that a third baby was on the cards.During a visit to Poland, she was presented with a cuddly toy designed for newborns. She turned to the Duke and laughed: “We will just have to have more babies.”The Duchess is one of three children, and enjoyed a happy childhood with her siblings, Pippa and James.The new baby will be a sibling for Prince George, who turned four in July, and Princess Charlotte, who celebrated her second birthday in May. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child, Kensington Palace has announced.The Duchess is less than 12 weeks pregnant, but was compelled to bring forward the announcement after being too unwell to attend a planned public appearance today. In a statement, the palace said the Duchess was suffering from severe morning sickness, as she did with her previous pregnancies. Duchess of Cambridge “As with her previous two pregnancies, the Duchess is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum.”Her Royal Highness will no longer carry out her planned engagement at the Hornsey Road Children’s Centre in London today.”The Duchess is being cared for at Kensington Palace.” The Duchess of Cambridge photographed last week Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George and Princess Charlotte during a trip to Germany in JulyCredit:Carsten Koall/EPA David Holmes CBE, chief executive of Family Action, who runs the Hornsey Road Children’s Centre the Duchess was supposed to visit today, said: “Family Action would like to give our warmest congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the wonderful news that they are expecting their third child. The couple’s third child will be born fifth in line to the throne, pushing Prince Harry into sixth place.The Prince of Wales is first in line, followed by the Duke of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.William Hill is offering odds of 33/1 that the Duchess is pregnant with twins. Alice is the bookmakers’ favoured name if the baby is a girl, followed by Elizabeth and Victoria. For a baby, the shortest odds are on James, Arthur and Phillip. ”We are honoured that The Duchess of Cambridge chose to visit Hornsey Road Children’s Centre.“Although she is no longer able to attend today we entirely understand why this wasn’t possible.“Once again, Family Action sends our warmest wishes to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their very happy news.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. The Duchess of Cambridge attends her most recent public engagement at Kensington Palace on August 30Credit:Samir Hussein/WireImage In July, when she was in the early stages of pregnancy, the Duchess undertook a tour of Poland and Germany, participating in a rowing race. Afterwards she was handed a stein of local beer to toast the rowers.The news was announced as the royal couple were preparing to send their eldest child, Prince George, off to school for the first time. Duchess of Cambridgecenter_img They have chosen a fee-paying independent school in a south London borough for their four-year-old son.Thomas’s Battersea will welcome the young prince and his parents on Thursday.Prince George’s first day at school will also mark a new chapter for the Cambridges as they are now mainly based in their Kensington Palace apartment rather than their Norfolk home Anmer Hall.The Duke, who quit his job as a pilot for the East Anglian Air Ambulance in July to become a full-time royal, is also due to attend the National Mental Health and Policing Conference in Oxford on Tuesday. The Duchess’s last public engagement was a tour of Kensington Palace’s White Garden last week, to mark the anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.Wearing a floral dress and sheltering beneath an umbrella, she showed no outward sign of feeling unwell. The Duchess of Cambridge photographed last week The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George and Princess Charlotte during a trip to Germany in July A spokesman for Theresa May, Prime Minister, said: “It is fantastic news and she passes on her congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.” The Duchess of Cambridge, pregnant with Princess Charlotte in 2015 The Duchess of Cambridge, pregnant with Princess Charlotte in 2015 Four will soon become five A Kensington Palace statement said: “Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their third child.”The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news. Prince Harry said he was feeling “fantastic” about becoming an uncle for the third time, adding: “Great. Very very happy.”Asked how his sister-in-law was getting on, he told reporters: “I haven’t seen her for a while but I think she’s ok.”The Prince of Wales, the new baby’s grandfather-to-be, is “delighted” with the news, Clarence House said. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their third child pic.twitter.com/DZCheAj1RM— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) September 4, 2017 The Duchess is handed a stein of beer during her tour of Germany in JulyCredit:Jane Barlow/PAlast_img read more

11 reasons getting back to normal is actually great

first_imgTHERE’S NO DENYING it, we are definitely getting back to normal now.It’s hard to let go of the warm glow of Christmas, but there are some advantages to saying goodbye.Here are ten reasons getting back to normal is actually great.No more turkey and ham Source: Flickr/rickcaffeinatedEveryone loves a good roast, but there are only so many meat and potato dinners a person can handle before they start to crave a bit of spaghetti bolognese or the like.You can avoid your family for ages now (if you want to) Source: Awkward Family PhotosYes, yes, your family is a delight, but chances are you’ve had your fill by now. The good news is that you’ve put in enough hours over the last few weeks that you can now entirely avoid them for the rest of the month, guilt-free!Your body clock can normaliseSure, it’s fun to stay up ’til all hours watching back to back episodes of whatever rubbish TV show you became obsessed with over the break, but don’t you crave your routine? Or at the very least, knowing what day of the week it is?The kids are back in school Source: Sasko LazarovAgain, they’re a delight, but they’re also hard work.Your gaff seems big and clean without the Christmas decorations Taking them down is a nightmare, but afterwards it’s like your place got a facelift. Everything seems cleaner and bigger!You can start thinking about the summer Source: FacebookFestival acts are starting to be announced, and everyone’s booking summer holidays. There’s loads to look forward to! (Once you’ve dealt with your overdraft, of course.)The same films won’t be on repeat on every TV channel all day every dayListen, we all love Sister Act 2 and Indiana Jones, but there are only so many times you can watch them.The days of ‘grand stretch’ have begun Source: Flickr/InfomatiqueThe days are getting brighter and longer and it won’t be too long before we start talking about ‘good drying weather’.You can put the Rennie away for a while Source: RennieHeartburn, begone! No more wondering if they really mean it when they say the maximum dose is 11 per day.‘Taking it easy’ has never been easier, or more appealing Source: ImgurYou’re wrecked and broke, but the good news is that everyone else is too, so you won’t have to deal with any FOMO while staying home and working on your relationship with your couch.You’re ready for itAs much as you probably feel like you’re not, let’s be honest, you couldn’t have handled much more Christmas festivities, could you?It’s time, friends. It’s time.The Irish Christmas Tree Throwing Championship was an epic occasion>6 abandoned Christmas trees that just wanted to be loved>last_img read more