- Catherine taken to hospital this afternoon with acute morning sickness
- She is expected to be kept in King Edward VII Hospital for several days
- Couple announce baby around 18 months after April 2011 Royal Wedding
- But they’re forced to reveal pregnancy weeks early because of her ill-health
- Baby will be born third in line to throne and great grandchild to the Queen
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are having a baby, it was announced today.
Catherine, 30, was this afternoon taken to King Edward VII Hospital in central London with acute morning sickness and is expected to be kept in for several days.
In a statement on their website, the couple said they are ‘delighted with the news’.
Royal sources stressed that the pregnancy is in its very early stages and would not have been announced at this time had it not been for the fact that she was ill.
It’s understood that Catherine is in the very early weeks of pregnancy.
The baby will be born third in line to the throne. The Queen, Prince Philip and other members of the royal family are also ‘delighted’.
Prime Minister David Cameron said on Twitter: ‘I’m delighted by the news that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting a baby. They will make wonderful parents.’