Palace Confirms: William, Kate Pregnant
Duke, Duchess of Cambridge expecting their first child
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 3, 2012 10:26 AM CST
Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge arrive at a charity event for Absolute Return for Kids, ARK, in London, in this June, 9, 2011 file photo.   (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, file)

(Newser) – It's not a rumor this time: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting. Buckingham Palace and Clarence House announced Kate Middleton's pregnancy, which is in its "very early stages," today, MSNBC reports. In addition to being Prince William's heir and third in line to the throne, the little one will be the first grandchild for both his family and the Middleton family. But it hasn't been an easy pregnancy so far: Kate was admitted to the hospital today with severe morning sickness, and will be there for several days.

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Dec 4, 2012 12:01 AM CST
I was third in line to the throne myself this morning. Then my daughter cut in front of me and I had to use the other throne.
Dec 3, 2012 8:54 PM CST
You need to research hyperemesis. It's not just normal morning sickness. It's very severe nausea and vomiting, and is rare. My daughter had it, and I had to take her to the hospital several times to be rehydrated. I had three kids myself, I come from a large family with lots of kids, and I have NEVER seen anyone as sick as she was!! And this wasn't just in the morning; it was all day, and it lasted for the entire pregnancy. She had to be on a special medication in order to merely lift her head; otherwise, she lost everything she ate or drank--could NOT hold anything down. She lost 25 lbs. at a time in the pregnancy when most women are gaining. Look it up: HYPEREMESIS. It's not merely normal morning sickness. THAT'S why Kate is hospitalized.
Dec 3, 2012 7:25 PM CST
Royalty is one truly un-american concept. The thought that someone is entitled to, or gets better treatment in this life, just because of the family they're born into is appalling. Which would explain my disain for the Bushs', Kennedys', Romneys, kardashians, etccc............