St James’s Palace has today confirmed that the Duchess Of Cambridge is to give birth in July of this year. This announcement comes after the Duchess has been to hospital for what is her 12-week scan. The doctors also confirmed for definite that the Duchess if not having twins, crushing various rumours which detailed that she was!
The Duchess has been declared now, 12 weeks pregnant, meaning at the time of the public announcement she must have been around 6 weeks pregnant.
It was believed that the Duchess may be carrying twins because the illness she is suffering from, hyperemesis gravidarum, which causes severe vomiting during pregnancy, is often experienced by women expecting twins.
No specific date has been announced for the birth, but it is expected to be mid-July. This could mean the Royal baby shares its birthday with Diana, Princess Of Wales (1st July) if it’s early or even Prince William if it’s very early. It will come just after high-summer begins in the UK (Trooping The Colour, Queen going to Balmoral &c.).
Last week the Queen has issued a formal decree to grant the title of prince or princess to all of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s children, meaning whatever gender, the baby will be either HRH Prince X of Cambridge or HRH Princess X of Cambridge!