Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 17 September 2014

Royal baby due in July

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge

Britain’s Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s baby is due in July.

Prince William and his wife Catherine announced she is pregnant last month, after her severe morning sickness meant she needed to check into hospital. It was known the pair made the confirmation before the three month mark and St James' Palace has now released more information.

“Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in July,” a spokesperson said.

“The Duchess's condition continues to improve since her stay in hospital last month.”

It is thought that Catherine is around 13 or 14 weeks pregnant and probably waited until her 12 week scan to announce the details.

The confirmation also puts rumours the royal couple are expecting twins to rest.

Catherine was thought to be around eight weeks pregnant when she checked into King Edward VII Hospital in London in December. She was suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum which is acute morning sickness and can leave sufferers dehydrated.

The duchess was treated for three days and subsequently remained out of the public eye, only making a surprise appearance at a sports awards ceremony later in the month.

The royal couple chose to spend Christmas with Catherine’s family, including her mother and father Carole and Michael Middleton.

On Friday, Catherine was again seen in public when she marked the unveiling of her first official portrait at a London gallery. She will apparently return to her usual royal duties before too long.

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