The most anticipated pregnancy since Mary popped a squat in a manger has been confirmed: Kate Middleton is pregnant with the future heir to the British throne, St. James Palace announced.
“Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby,” the palace said in a statement today. “The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry and members of both families are delighted with the news.”
The duchess, wife to Prince William, was admitted to the hospital today with acute morning sickness. “As the pregnancy is in its very early stages, Her Royal Highness is expected to stay in hospital for several days and will require a period of rest thereafter,” a statement said.
The baby will be the queen’s third great-grandchild, but Parliament must still amend the current law of succession to ensure that the first-born child of either gender can take the throne.