Britain's Kate and Prince William expecting a baby

Prince William and his wife Catherine announced Monday they are expecting their first child, ending fevered speculation about a baby destined to become Britain's monarch whether it is a boy or a girl.

The former Kate Middleton, 30, is in hospital suffering from severe morning sickness, St James's Palace announced in a statement.

Queen Elizabeth II and the rest of the royal family were "delighted" by the news of the pregnancy while William -- the son of the late Princess Diana and the heir to the throne Prince Charles -- had visited her in hospital, the palace said.

The pregnancy adds to resurgent support for the monarchy after the pomp of William and Catherine's wedding in April 2011 and the Diamond Jubilee celebrations to mark the queen's 60th year on the throne in June this year.

"Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby," St James's Palace said in a statement, using the couple's official titles.

The baby is set to be third in line to the British throne after Charles and William, irrespective of its gender, following moves by the government to change ancient succession laws giving priority to male children.

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  1. Blue10:47am Thursday 20th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Just another royal bludger to join the pack

  2. Wayne10:26pm Tuesday 04th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    What a joke these morrons are, big deal so she puts out,maybe its not his,lets face it if she was a cow or ewe shes far to skinny,and this family ,royals,are con artists,hopefu;;y it will have 2 heads or a #$%$ #$%$ i hope so hahahahahahhaha

  3. 01:54pm Tuesday 04th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Poor Kate to have to suffer through this awful condition while the whole world plays it down! Natalie Barr, thank you for talking about your experience so honestly... Women with HG need a voice like yours!