Prince William, Kate Middleton expecting second child

  • Prasun Sonwalkar, Hindustan Times, London
  • Updated: Sep 09, 2014 14:35 IST

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, is pregnant with her second child, a royal statement announced on Monday, sparking new speculation about the possibility of twins, gender of the child, date of delivery and the child's possible name.

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A statement from Clarence House said: “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their second child. The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news”.

The child will be fourth in line of succession to the throne, behind Prince Charles, Prince William, and Prince George, who was born on 22 July 2013.

Kate Middleton with Prince George.

The duchess was suffering from acute morning sickness and was being treated by doctors at Kensington Palace, the statement said.

It added: “As with her first pregnancy, The Duchess is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum. Her Royal Highness will no longer accompany The Duke of Cambridge on their planned engagement in Oxford today. The Duchess of Cambridge is being treated by doctors at Kensington Palace”.

The duchess was due to travel to Malta on her first solo overseas tour, but this is unlikely to take place now.
Kate Middleton and Prince William with Prince George on their trip to Australia.

Prime Minister David Cameron tweeted that he was "delighted by the the happy news that they're expecting another baby". Congratulatory messages were also sent from leader of the opposition Ed Miliband and deputy prime minister Nick Clegg.

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