Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, is pregnant

Cotswold Journal: EXPECTING: The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton EXPECTING: The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby, St James’s Palace announced today.

The palace said the duchess was admitted this afternoon to the King Edward VII Hospital in central London with acute morning sickness and is expected to stay in hospital for several days.

Worcestershire dignitaries have welcomed the news and have extended their good wishes to the royal couple.

The news was confirmed by St James’s Palace, but a spokesman would not say when the royal couple became aware of the pregnancy only saying “recently”.

The spokesman said the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and members of both families were delighted with the news.

But they said Kate had been admitted to a private hospital for treatment for a severe form of morning sickness known as hyperemesis gravidarum, which can be so severe women cannot keep food or liquid down.

It is understood the pregnancy has not passed the 12-week point and the announcement was prompted by the Duchess’s medical condition.

Bishop of Worcester Dr John Inge said: “I was delighted to hear the extremely good news, not just for the couple but for the whole nation. I offer my prayers for a speedy recovery from her morning sickness and a safe rest of her pregnancy and delivery.”

Mayor of Worcester Councillor Roger Berry said: “I offer heartfelt greetings from the city and wish them the very best from us.”

Worcester MP Robin Walker said: “I think it’s fantastic news that we’re expecting a new third-in-line to the throne. Everyone in the Faithful City should be celebrating that.

“I’m sure they will make wonderful parents.”

Harriett Baldwin, MP for West Worcestershire, said: “Congratulations to the royal couple on this wonderful news.

“I am delighted that the law is changing so that this first born child will be able to take his or her place in the line of succession.”

Peter Luff, MP for Mid-Worcestershire, said: “That’s wonderful news. The nation should be absolutely delighted and so am I.”

Olympic rower Zac Purchase, who is originally from Upton, tweeted: “A royal baby! Amazing news!”

Lisa Ventura, director of the annual Worcestershire Literary Festival, tweeted: “I’m chuffed to bits for the royal couple and want to extend my warmest wishes to the Duke and Duchess.”

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4:29pm Mon 3 Dec 12

gmoore1207 says...

its only a baby this happens every day to everyday people
its only a baby this happens every day to everyday people gmoore1207
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6:06pm Mon 3 Dec 12

Maggie Would says...

I reckon Kylie or Dwayne, keep them 'in' with the Jeremy Kyle generation.
I reckon Kylie or Dwayne, keep them 'in' with the Jeremy Kyle generation. Maggie Would
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7:58pm Mon 3 Dec 12

annadean says...

congrats to them both on the good news they are expecting, but i think its a bit far fetched they have admitted her to hospital because of morning sickness i mean there are plenty of women who are pregnant have morning sickness and they carry on with normal everyday things.
congrats to them both on the good news they are expecting, but i think its a bit far fetched they have admitted her to hospital because of morning sickness i mean there are plenty of women who are pregnant have morning sickness and they carry on with normal everyday things. annadean
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8:03pm Mon 3 Dec 12

CJH says...

annadean wrote:
congrats to them both on the good news they are expecting, but i think its a bit far fetched they have admitted her to hospital because of morning sickness i mean there are plenty of women who are pregnant have morning sickness and they carry on with normal everyday things.
And you're an expert on her exact medical condition are you? She has hyperemesis gravidarum. Are you ok now it's something serious Anna? *eyes roll*
[quote][p][bold]annadean[/bold] wrote: congrats to them both on the good news they are expecting, but i think its a bit far fetched they have admitted her to hospital because of morning sickness i mean there are plenty of women who are pregnant have morning sickness and they carry on with normal everyday things.[/p][/quote]And you're an expert on her exact medical condition are you? She has hyperemesis gravidarum. Are you ok now it's something serious Anna? *eyes roll* CJH
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8:24pm Mon 3 Dec 12

Sleepless in Droitwich says...

Big Deal !!!!
Big Deal !!!! Sleepless in Droitwich
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11:11pm Mon 3 Dec 12

CYNIC_AL says...

Are we going to get another one of those god-awful 48 page pull-outs filled with hundreds of pictures of everyone waving their Union flags in another puke-inducing display of pretend patriotism?
Are we going to get another one of those god-awful 48 page pull-outs filled with hundreds of pictures of everyone waving their Union flags in another puke-inducing display of pretend patriotism? CYNIC_AL
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7:33am Tue 4 Dec 12

fatbird says...

Congratulations to them both. I have full sympathy with the Duchess for her morning sickness - I had terrible morning sickness with both my children but not so bad I needed hospitalisation, thank goodness.
Congratulations to them both. I have full sympathy with the Duchess for her morning sickness - I had terrible morning sickness with both my children but not so bad I needed hospitalisation, thank goodness. fatbird
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8:26am Tue 4 Dec 12

pronstar says...

Here we have 'The Royals' desperately trying to win over a new generation of flag-wavers so they can keep on leaching from the rest of us.
Here we have 'The Royals' desperately trying to win over a new generation of flag-wavers so they can keep on leaching from the rest of us. pronstar
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12:01pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Cludgehill says...

I hope wills can get the time off work to visit her and doesn't lose too much pay!!!
I hope wills can get the time off work to visit her and doesn't lose too much pay!!! Cludgehill
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12:48pm Tue 4 Dec 12

pinkfluff says...

Maggie Would wrote:
I reckon Kylie or Dwayne, keep them 'in' with the Jeremy Kyle generation.
Blade or Hashtag more like!
[quote][p][bold]Maggie Would[/bold] wrote: I reckon Kylie or Dwayne, keep them 'in' with the Jeremy Kyle generation.[/p][/quote]Blade or Hashtag more like! pinkfluff
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2:07pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Mrs_PC says...

The condition that Kate Middleton has is not normal everyday morning sickness. I had a friend who had the same medical condition and it is very different to normal morning sickness in that she was being sick non stop every few minutes all day and all night. You cannot keep anything down not even water and you lose alot of weight and look and feel drained. You have no energy to even walk and are very weak. My friend had this for nine months and was in and out of hospital constantly. With normal morning sickness you are usually sick a few times but manage to keep water and other things down and have the energy to get on with your life. People shouldn't be taking the mick out of what she has unless they have actually had it themselves or know somebody like myself who has had it. I saw for myself what my friend was like and she looked awful.
The condition that Kate Middleton has is not normal everyday morning sickness. I had a friend who had the same medical condition and it is very different to normal morning sickness in that she was being sick non stop every few minutes all day and all night. You cannot keep anything down not even water and you lose alot of weight and look and feel drained. You have no energy to even walk and are very weak. My friend had this for nine months and was in and out of hospital constantly. With normal morning sickness you are usually sick a few times but manage to keep water and other things down and have the energy to get on with your life. People shouldn't be taking the mick out of what she has unless they have actually had it themselves or know somebody like myself who has had it. I saw for myself what my friend was like and she looked awful. Mrs_PC
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2:12pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Mrs_PC says...

I also meant to say that they were talking about this subject on Matthew Wright this morning and had mothers who have experienced this medical condition when they were pregnant phoning in and one mother said she was in such a mess with the condition that she actually wished she would miscarry. They also had a lady on the news this afternoon who has had it and is due to have her baby christmas eve and she stated just how nasty the condition is. Perhaps those people who do think it is normal morning sickness should google the condition and see just how serious the condition is before commenting on it and Kate's misfortune of suffering with it.
I also meant to say that they were talking about this subject on Matthew Wright this morning and had mothers who have experienced this medical condition when they were pregnant phoning in and one mother said she was in such a mess with the condition that she actually wished she would miscarry. They also had a lady on the news this afternoon who has had it and is due to have her baby christmas eve and she stated just how nasty the condition is. Perhaps those people who do think it is normal morning sickness should google the condition and see just how serious the condition is before commenting on it and Kate's misfortune of suffering with it. Mrs_PC
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