Pregnant with the royal couple’s third child, the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, suffers from morning sickness.
Since the announcement of her third pregnancy, Duchess Kate makes few public appearances as she suffers from hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), a severe form of morning sickness. Her condition is characterized by severe vomiting, nausea and weight loss.
Because of this, the Duchess had to postpone most of her royal duties and could not be present for the first day of school of her eldest son, Prince George.
This week, Prince William was present at a charity reception and awards ceremony for the Metropolitan and City Police Orphans Fund at London’s Guildhall.
While speaking with 98-year-old Iris Orrell, who went through the same ordeal as Kate while pregnant, William gave news of Kate’s state of health.
“She’s been feeling better, thank you,” he said when asked about his wife. He also revealed that Kate had tried ginger biscuits to ease the suffering.
“Ginger biscuits — but there’s not much ginger can do to stop that. We’ve done all that,” he said.
Unfortunately, Kate is still far from her due date. According to rumors that are constantly running, the royal should give birth around the month of March.
After a midwife congratulated him on the new pregnancy, William replied, “All the best with the midwifery. I may see you sooner than you think.”
In a statement released on Sept. 4, Kensington Palace announced that the Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant with the couple’s third child and that she is suffering from extreme morning sickness called hyperemesis gravidarum.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will keep it “traditional” when it comes to naming royal baby no. 3.
The royal pair announced their new pregnancy merely a week ago, sparking a flurry of bets on the possible name for the baby.
However, according to Christian Turner, global naming director at Siegel+Gale, the couple is likely to opt for a “traditional but down-to-earth” name.
“The key consideration when naming a royal baby is the fine balance between tradition and accessibility,” Turner told Hello! magazine. “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will want the fifth-in-line to the throne to bear a name worthy of such weight, and it’s therefore likely they will choose a solid, traditional name with strong links to royalty. At the same time, they won’t want to appear old-fashioned or haughty, so choosing a name the public can embrace is equally important.”
“George and Charlotte are excellent examples of names that strike the balance perfectly; royal by tradition, solid in heritage, both names have enjoyed a resurgence over the last decade, and it’s not uncommon to hear either name being called in the local playground. This is common of the style of this generation of royals, who want to be more down-to-earth than their predecessors,” he added.
The princely couple is getting ready to welcome royal baby no.3.
The news was confirmed on Monday by Kensington Palace. The pregnancy is said to be less than 12 weeks and it will be the couple’s third child in 5 years.
The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, was apparently forced to make the announcement as she had to cancel an engagement on Monday because of extreme morning sickness.
“Their royal highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their third child. The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news,” a statement from the Palace read.
“As with her previous two pregnancies, the duchess is suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum. Her royal highness will no longer carry out her planned engagement at the Hornsey Road children’s centre in London today. The duchess is being cared for at Kensington Palace.”
It seems that recent speculation about a third royal pregnancy proved correct. After receiving a toy during a trip to Poland in July, Kate joked with her husband about the need to “have more babies,” feeding the rumors of a third pregnancy.
Whether it’s a girl or boy, the future baby will take fifth place in succession to the British throne, behind Prince Charles, William and George and Charlotte. This royal baby will relegate Prince Harry to sixth place.
Bookmakers believe that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, will soon announce a third royal pregnancy.
Bookmaker Coral was forced to suspend the betting this Friday, August 25, after being flooded with orders in the last 24 hours.
However, the house is accepting bets on the actual baby’s sex, with the odds-on favorite, at 10-11, placed on the baby being a boy.
“This latest gamble suggests to us that Kate and William could be set to make an announcement soon that they are expecting a third child therefore we have pulled the plug on the market to allow the dust to settle,” said Coral’s John Hill.
“We have opened betting on the gender of the third child where boy is the favourite, while we have taken bets on Kate giving birth to twins and triplets.”
This isn’t the first baby rumor concerning the royal couple. Earlier this summer, Kate joked about having another baby after being gifted with a toy in Poland. The Duchess laughed and turned to her husband, saying, ” We will just have to have more babies.”
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, want to keep their two children’s lives as normal as possible.
The latest issue of Us Weekly reveals that the royal couple has decided to raise their children, Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 2, in a technology-free environment.
“While they feel it’s important to make them aware of their backgrounds, it’s also vital for both George and Charlotte to have as much normalcy in their lives as possible,” an insider tells the publication.
The two have forbidden their children from using electronic gadgets such as tablets and cell phones.
“They’re very much seen as Mummy and Daddy’s toys, not for children,” the source says. “As two people who grew up without gadgets for entertainment themselves, William and Kate are firm believers in toys, outdoor play and encouraging an active imagination.”
“They’re very much a normal family,” a palace insider adds.
According to the article, George is passionate about anything that has wheels, and Charlotte loves the universe of the princesses, an irony that she still can’t perceive.
In addition, the 4-year-old boy is becoming aware that his world is different from that of other children and is curious about everything around him. His sister is very attached to her mother and is preparing to go to school in 2018.
On July 12, 2017, the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, Prince William and Prince Harry posted a job ad on professional social network LinkedIn to recruit a new senior communications officer for their Royal Foundation.
Responsibilities for the position include managing the charitable activities of the princes and the Duchess and also the daily transmission of information to the public via traditional, digital and social media.
“This role will work both reactively and proactively to manage the daily news flow to the media, ensuring items are accurately and positively reported and received by audiences via traditional, digital, and social media,” the job page on LinkedIn reads.
“The successful candidate will play a key role in the development and implementation of the communications strategy for The Royal Foundation and producing and delivering creative communications campaigns. They will take the lead on The Royal Foundation communications plans and the delivery of engagements as necessary and will work closely with both TRH’s Communications Secretary and the CEO of the Foundation.”
The job offer has already collected more than 6,000 views, with more than 1,000 people sending their applications.
A new royal pregnancy is the subject of an alleged recent rumor.
A report by Life & Style claims that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge can’t come to an agreement on whether they should have another baby.
The publication alleges that the royals have been “arguing over expanding their brood” for some time and cite a “royal insider” that says, “William’s happy with the family as it stands, while Kate wants another baby.”
The “source” also claims that since the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, comes from a family of three children she “thinks it’s the perfect number.”
For his part, William is happy with having a boy and a girl. “He feels they have enough on their plate already,” the “insider” adds.
However, Gossip Cop denies the report, writing that, “Such decisions are made privately, and neither of them or their few trusted confidantes are sharing that kind of personal information with the untrustworthy tabloid.”
In addition, the magazine questions the validity of the report given that the same publication wrote about Kate being pregnant with twins just one month ago.
The royals were invited on Thursday evening to a reception at the Clärchens Ballhaus in Berlin, an opportunity for them to meet GoT star Tom Wlaschiha.
And since they are avid fans of the series, they tried to get scoops on their favorite show from the actor.
“They said they really liked Game of Thrones and have watched every series,” Wlaschiha, 44, said. “They wanted spoilers, but I said I couldn’t tell them.”
“I’m surprised they have time to watch such a long-running series,” he added.
During an interview with BBC Radio 1 in April the couple talked about their very normal lifestyle and how they like to watch series. Prince William revealed that he is very fond of Homeland and Game of Thrones.
The seventh season of the HBO fantasy drama television series premiered on July 16, 2017.
Now parents of two children, the two royals have been the target of pregnancy rumors since their marriage in April 2011 and until today.
Some of the latest allegations even claimed that the pair is expecting twins or that Kate is pregnant with another girl.
The Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, are now on official visits to Poland and Germany. The couple is accompanied by their two children, Prince George, who turns 4 today, and Princess Charlotte, 2.
As the couple completed their visit at The Heart—an incubator for digital and tech start-ups in Warsaw, Poland, Catherine was gifted cuddly toys designed for newborns.
Upon receiving the gifts, she turned to William and made a funny remark that did not go unnoticed, saying, “We will just have to have more babies!”
With Prince Philip retiring in the fall and the numerous obligations linked to their rank, there seems to be little room left for the arrival of a third child at the moment.