Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Expecting Royal Baby!

Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Expecting Royal Baby!The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby, St James’s Palace has announced. Members of the Royal Family and the duchess’s family, the Middletons, are said to be delighted.

‘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.


‘Wonderful parents’

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.”

Are you also delighted by the news of the Kate and William’s soon-to-come royal baby? What do you think will they name their adorable baby?

Source: BBC News

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Queen Elizabeth Orders Kate To Curtsey To ‘Blood Princesses’

Despite the fact Kate Middleton may one day become queen, she recently learned she must bow down (or in this case, curtsey) to “blood princesses” when she’s not in Prince William’s company.

According to the new Windsor protocol, this includes Kate curtseying to the Princess Royal, Princess Alexandra, and the daughters of the Duke of York, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie. Kate does not need to bend the knee to Beatrice and Eugenie when she is with William, however. But confusingly enough, she still must curtsey to the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, The Telegraph reports.


The Queen recently circulated around the royal household an updated copy of the Order of Precedence, which is an official paper listing, in descending order, the rankings of the different members in the Royal family.

The document clarified Kate’s status: As a former commoner, she must show reverence by curtseying to royal-borns in public and private when her husband, Prince William, is not present. The Countess of Wessex, the wife of Prince Edward, must in turn curtsey to Kate.

And just when you thought we already have ‘modern’ royals in the population, along comes the order for curtseying. Richard Kay of the Daily Mail suggested that “perhaps they should do away with it entirely and make do with the handshake and kiss that satisfies the rest of the population.” What do you think of his suggestion?

Source: Yahoo News

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