‘Less than 12 weeks’
A spokesman said the duchess, who is thought to be less than 12 weeks pregnant, has been admitted to a London hospital with acute morning sickness and is likely to stay for several days. The baby – the couple’s first – will be born third in line to the throne, after Prince Charles and Prince William. Catherine and William, who are both 30, were married at Westminster Abbey in April 2011.
BBC’s royal correspondent Peter Hunt said William and Kate were staying at her parents in Berkshire at the weekend and travelled to the private London hospital from there by car. William spent several hours with his wife but left the King Edward VII hospital shortly after 20:00 GMT. It is understood that Kate is being cared for by gynaecologist Marcus Setchell, who delivered the Countess of Wessex’s two children.
A statement from St. James’ Palace said the duchess was suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, which requires supplementary hydration and nutrients.
“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,” it added.
St James’s Palace refused to be drawn on when the royal couple became aware of the pregnancy, only saying “recently”. But it is understood the palace announcement was prompted by the Duchess’s medical condition.
Prime Minister David Cameron wrote on Twitter that he was “delighted by the news…They will make wonderful parents.”
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Source: BBC News