William and Kate are expecting their first baby confirms the Palace. No one knows yet whether it will be a boy or a girl.
Whatever the sex of the Royal couples new baby, thanks to a recent change in the rules allowing female first born to become Queen, they will be 3rd in line to the throne after Prince Charles and Prince William.
Prince William married Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey in April 2011. Kate was last seen in public last week when visiting her old school near her family home in Berkshire.
It is understood that Kate is being looked after in a private hospital after suffering with very bad morning sickness that requires supplements and care over hydration.
In a statement the Palace said that,
“Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families are delighted with the news.”
It is understood that members of the Royal Family were told earlier in the day about the news.
President Obama sent congratulations on hearing the news,
“We extend our congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the welcome news we received from London that they are expecting their first child.”