Only a month has passed since it was announced that the world’s favorite Royal couple, Prince William and Kate Middleton, are expecting their third child. This Tuesday, Kensington Palace issued a short statement, revealing that the baby is due in April 2018. The exact date has not been shared with the public.
Just like in her previous two pregnancies, Kate, 35, is once again suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum, more commonly known as acute morning sickness. Back in September, when the news of the pregnancy first broke out, Prince William, 35, speaking about his wife’s condition and the high levels of anxiety present in their family home at Kensington Palace, said, “We need Catherine to get over this first bit and then we can start celebrating. It’s always a bit anxious to start with, but she’s well.”
However, more recently, a source from the Middleton family, commented for E! News, saying that Kate is “out of the woods and doing well.” The source added that she’s “enjoying pregnancy” now that she is feeling much improved.
Kate’s sickness has forced the Royal couple to delay their official visit to Norway and Sweden, originally scheduled for November. Instead, as requested by the United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the trip has been postponed to early 2018. More details, such as the precise dates of the visit, and whether or not they will be accompanied by their children, haven’t been disclosed as of yet. Nevertheless, although he will not be joined by his family, William is still set to travel to Finland next month to mark a hundred years of the country’s independence.
Her poorly condition has also been the cause for Kate’s canceling a few engagements, and even missing her son, Prince George’s first day at school. Since the announcement of her third pregnancy, she has made two public appearances. The first one was a reception at Buckingham Palace honoring the World Mental Health Day. The second was on Monday, when she made a surprise appearance at Paddington Station in London.
The outfits that the Duchess of Cambridge wore on these two occasions have sparked speculations amongst royal fans. She wore a blue lace Temperley dress at the Buckingham Palace. This prompted some of them to assume that she was expecting a boy. However, the public was left guessing, when Kate stepped out on Paddington Station in a pastel pink Orla Kiely dress. Needless to say, the gender of the baby has not yet been made known.
Being due in April, the third royal baby will be born the month before Princess Charlotte’s third birthday. As a result of a recent change Queen Elizabeth made, regardless if it is a boy, Baby No.3 will not take Princess Charlotte’s place in the line of succession. However, it will mean that Prince Harry will drop down to sixth place and the newborn will be fifth in line to the British throne.