Buckingham Palace/Clarence House announced Monday that Duchess Kate Middleton and Prince William are expecting their first child together.
“Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby,” the statement released Monday said. “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 was admitted this afternoon to King Edward VII Hospital inCentral London with Hyperemesis Gravidarum,” the statement continued. “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.”
This will be the first grandchild for both the royal and Middleton families.
Kate, 30, and Prince William, 30, got married on April 29, 2011. Since the wedding, the world has been eagerly awaiting the news of a royal baby on the way.