The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, has broken his silence on his wife’s pregnancy and revealed that Duchess Kate is beginning to feel better after suffering from acute morning sickness.
The royal broke this news at the Winter Whites Gala in aid of Centrepoint, the homeless charity, of which he is patron.
The 30-year-old joked about the inappropriate name of his wife’s recent illness, which saw her hospitalised for three nights earlier this week.
“I don’t know why they call it morning sickness - they should call it all day and all night sickness. It’s a long old process but she is getting there. She feels like it is going to go on forever,” the Mirror quoted him as saying.
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Prince William's pregnant wife Catherine said she was feeling much better as she was discharged from a London hospital on Thursday following four days of treatment for acute morning sickness.
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Prince William and Kate Middleton’s baby could be named after Princess Diana
Daddy-to-be Prince William could name his little princess Diana, in loving memory of his mother, according to one expert.
Royal Author Phil Dampier said that he would be “astonished” if Kate and William did not use Princess Diana’s name for their first-born, if they were to have a royal baby girl, the Mirror reported.
Diana was one the most popular choice and Dampier believes the couple will no doubt be thinking about some sort of tribute to Princes William and Harry’s late mother, who died in a car crash in Paris in 1997.
Princess Diana (Photo: Getty Images)
“I think Diana’s influence will be very strong. Kate will surely have asked William about his upbringing and on their engagement Kate spoke about her regret at not meeting Diana and how she found her an inspiration,” Dampier said.
“I’m sure she will be looking at what Diana did as a mother and learning from her. I would be utterly astonished if Diana didn’t make up some part of the name should the baby be a girl.
“William missed her at the abbey when he wed Kate – she is always in his mind,” he added.
William-Kate’s baby to inherit throne regardless of gender
The royal baby due next year to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will ultimately accede to the throne regardless of its sex after changes in the rules of Royal succession, according to ministers.
In a break with more than 300 years of English constitutional tradition, laws that would have passed the Crown to the oldest male heir will not apply, the Telegraph reported. HEIR APPARENT
Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge expecting twins?
The Duchess of Cambridge, who is expecting her first child with Prince William, maybe pregnant with twins, according to reports.
Kate, who has been admitted to the King Edward VII Hospital in London after she got ill while staying with her parents in Bucklebury, Berkshire, is suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, a condition that is more often experienced by women expecting twins, the Telegraph reported. ROYAL TWINS
(With additional inputs)