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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their second child

origin_14236164917It has been announced by Kensington Palace that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their second child.

In a statement the Palace said, “The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news.”

Due to suffering from hypremesis gravidarium, the Duchess will no longer accompany Prince William on their planned engagement in Oxford today. The Duke will continue to attend the engagement later on today, whilst Catherine is being treated by doctors at Kensington Palace.

When the Duchess was pregnant with Prince George, she was treated for her morning sickness in hospital.

On his twitter account, Prime Minister David Cameron has said that he is: “delighted by the the happy news that they’re expecting another baby”.

Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has tweeted: “Wonderful news that the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge are expecting second child. Praying for the family, and that morning sickness subsides.” Read more live reactions to the royal announcement here.

Catherine’s officials will review her future engagements individually in order to decide whether she will be able to attend them. The Duchess is supposed to be visiting Malta on her first solo overseas engagement in a few weeks time.Catherine is also scheduled to be attending the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games on Wednesday with her husband William and Prince Harry, along with Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.

It is believed that the Duchess has not yet reached the 12 week stage of her pregnancy. Similarly with her first pregnancy with Prince George, the couple were forced to announce the they were expecting a child earlier than they wished due to Catherine’s morning sickness.

The birth of the couple’s second child will mean that the child will be fourth in line to the throne, moving Prince Harry to fifth in line.

This announcement has come just two months after Prince George celebrated his first birthday.

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  • MIkeH

    ummm…forth in line? Might want to change that, but AWESOME NEWS!

    • Suzanne Rice

      Yes, 1. Charles, 2. William, 3. George, 4. new baby

  • jcb

    Wait. Harry is now going to be fifth in line? Then that means that she pregnant with twins because i swear i heard years ago after Diana died that Charles was NOT going to get the throne. That the Queen was bypassing Charles & going to give the throne to William & if William declines then it was going to Harry. That Charles was NEVER going to be King.
    Was any of that that was stated all thru out the news even true?

    • @RoyalCenEditor

      Not sure where you may have read that, but it is grossly inaccurate,

      • jcb

        I didn’t read it. I heard it on tv when all that stuff was going on with Princess Di’s death & her investigation.

    • auds

      first the Queen can’t give the throne to whomever she pleases at all.The throne is passed down in line by protocol which means Prince Charles IS the next King .No matter what.

    • Suzanne Rice

      As far as I know, those rumors came out when everyone heard about Charles talking to his roses. There are very specific succession rules. The monarch doesn’t just make them up as he/she goes along. The last monarch I’ve heard of who tried to declare his/her successor (on his own, not through a change in law as with the Stuarts to Hanovers) was Henry VIII’s son Edward when he tried to bypass his sisters Mary and Elizabeth and leave the throne to Lady Jane Grey. It didn’t work out so well for her.

      • adamB1

        That wasn’t because of the acts of succession. That was because she has little support from the nobility and public.

    • Ricky

      Don’t believe everything you read; especially in the British tabloids.

      • jcb

        I don’t read the British tabloids cause i don’t live in Europe.

    • Kita

      The line of succession is set by Parliament. The Queen can’t choose who comes next. Parliament would have to write a new Act of Succession to exclude Charles from the throne – and that isn’t even remotely likely to happen.

      • adamB1

        Might happen if the queen asks them to.

    • adamB1

      No not no matter what. But he is next line to the throne. The queen could say the next inline to the throne is william is will be complex and hard but she could.

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