Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announce they are expecting first baby
Caroline DaviesThe Duke and Duchess of Cambridge ended months of intense speculation by announcing that they are expecting their first child – one that will instantly become third in line to the throne. But they were forced to share their news earlier than hoped, even with members of their own family, because of the duchess's admission to hospital on Monday.
News that the duchess is in the "very early stages" of pregnancy was officially released after she was taken to the King Edward VII hospital in central London, suffering from hyperemesis gravidarun – very acute morning sickness. It is understood that she is less than 12 weeks pregnant, but officials were forced to go public because of fears that her hospitalisation would fuel concerns over her health.
The Queen, Prince Charles and other members of the royal family were only told about the pregnancy on Monday.
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"Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announce they are expecting first baby", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2012. Consulté le 09/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/duke-and-duchess-of-cambridge-announce-they-are-expecting-first-baby