St. James’ Palace confirmed on Monday that the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, is experiencing her first pregnancy. Prince William’s wife was taken to a hospital in London after a severe form of morning sickness, the Associated Press reports.
There have been many rumors about Kate Middleton’s potential pregnancy, but this time, the Palace reassures people that the news is true. The royal couple had intended to keep the pregnancy a secret for the moment because the Duchess hasn’t reached the 12-week mark yet. Unfortunately, she was rushed to a London hospital on Monday morning after suffering a severe form of morning sickness and new rumors began.
The royal family released a statement on Monday evening confirming the news that Kate Middleton is expecting her first child. Given the “very early stages” of the pregnancy and her fragile condition, the Duchess will remain in hospital for several days. The Palace did not say how far along the 30-year-old Duchess is, but sources claim she has not yet exceeded the 12-week mark.
Kate and Will have been making headlines ever since they got married in 2011. The event was celebrated by monarchs from all over the world and was voted as the wedding of the year. Since they exchanged vows on April 29, 2011, the royal couple has traveled the world in honor of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee.
The news of Kate’s first pregnancy was well-received by British people and residents from other countries alike. The majority of them have taken to Twitter to spread the news and to congratulate the Duchess for becoming a mother for the first time. Posts with the hashtag #royalbaby have flooded the Twitterverse as soon as the Palace released their official statement.
The increasing media attention that the royal couple is receiving could be somewhat disturbing for the Duchess. Ever since her wedding was announced, Kate Middleton has been continuously compared to Princess Diana. British newspapers are already making references to Princess Diana’s first pregnancy and this could upset the royal couple.