How is THIS for an appropriate announcement on Labor Day!?
Kate Middleton is pregnant with her third child!
Chatter over the state of Middleton's womb is incessant overseas and within the United States, of course. Especially lately.
There's been talk over whether or not she was expecting baby number-three pretty much since she gave birth to baby number-two.
In recent months, discussion of Kate's future family plans has intensified, thanks to recent comments she's made (and the usual hearsay).
But questions over whether or not Middleton was pregnant have grown stronger of late, with this being one of those rare occasions on which the tabloids got it right.
(After, like, 679 times of them getting it wrong.)
Kensington Palace has confirmed that the parents off four-year old Prince George and two-year-old Princess Charlotte have another bun in their beloved oven.
The statement from the palace reads:
“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."
We don't know for certain just when Kate or William themselves will speak on the news.
During her first two pregnancies, the 35-year old dealt with acute morning sickness, also known as Hyperemesis Gravidarum.
She has this same condition now and therefore canceled an appearance scheduled for Monday morning.
“As with her previous two pregnancies, The Duchess is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum," says The Palace.
"Her Royal Highness will no longer carry out her planned engagement at the Hornsey Road Children’s Centre in London today,” the statement said.
"The Duchess is being cared for at Kensington Palace."
Due to this illness, and how it may effect how often we see Middleton going forward, the Royal Family confirmed this big news early.
It is believed Kate is still in her first trimester.
She is due some time in the spring of 2018.
One half of this cover claim is finally true!
This must be an especially emotional time for Prince William, whose recently gave a number of interviews because his mother, Princess Diana, passed away 20 years ago late last week.
The birth will relegate Prince Harry down to sixth in line to the throne.
If the baby is a boy, he will actually NOT displace big sister Charlotte in the line of succession, due to a measure that passed just after Will and Kate’s 2011 wedding.
Up until this change, a younger son would usurp his older sister’s place when it comes to inheriting the throne.
But all that business is for another day...
... the important thing to announce here is that KATE MIDDLETON IS PREGNANT!
We are so very happy for her and we wish her nothing but the best.
We hope she rests up and we hope the press gives her and her loved ones some room to breathe over the next few months.
Hooray for the famous couple!
UPDATE: Talking to reporters on Monday, Prince Harry (who may soon be expecting his first marriage!) said the news was, “fantastic, great. Very, very happy for them.”
Asked about Middleton, he added:
“I haven’t seen her for a while but I think I she’s okay.”
She's more than okay now, we bet!