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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‘William’ On Top Of Baby Name Game For 100 Years

Popular baby names in the U.S. have changed dramatically over the past 100 years. But some things never change, including our nation’s love of the name “William.”

Data from the Social Security Administration shows that virtually none of the top 20 most popular names from 1911 is still in the rankings in the most recent statistics from 2011. For example, the most popular names in 2011 were “Jacob” for boys and “Sophia” for girls. But in 1911, they were “John” and “Mary.” Again, as mentioned above, neither “John” nor “Mary” even appears in the top 20 for 2011.

But one name has resolutely stood the test of time: William. One hundred years later, “William” has fallen only one slot, from No. 2 to No. 3, in the list of popular male names. “James” has also managed to stick around, dropping from No. 3 in 1911 to No. 17 in 2011. For girls, only “Elizabeth” has stayed on the list, dropping just four spots over the past century, from No. 7 to No. 11.

For all the changes in the top 20, the list of popular baby names still reads as fairly tame. What would be truly fascinating is comparing the top 100 names of 1911 with those of today. What were the 1911 equivalents of “Braxlee” and “Diesel”?

What is your favorite baby name? Would you name your baby “William” or “Elizabeth?” Share your name preferences with us!

Source: Yahoo News

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