Kate Middleton news today: Latest updates from the pregnant royal as she prepares to welcome baby number three with Prince William
Kate Middleton is currently expecting her third child with husband Prince William, to join younger siblings Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
Kensington Palace confirmed the incredible news on Monday 4 September, and since then it was been announced the Duchess of Cambridge is suffering from severe morning sickness – or Hyperemesis Gravidarum – and has cancelled upcoming royal appointments.
However, friends and family have been on hand to give a wealth of updates on the expecting mother – and here is all the latest news surrounding Kate:
Sunday 10 September 2017 – Home Birth rumours
Rumours have begun to emerge that Kate is considering a home birth for her third pregnancy.
She previously had Prince George and Princess Charlotte at the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital, London.
However, with the success of her previous pregnancies, a source has claimed she could be opting for a home birth this time round.
A source told MailOnline: “The Duchess knew it wasn’t possible for her first baby to be born at home, but she asked for a home birth for the second. Officials and doctors thought it too risky. There was concern and in the end she decided against it.”
Thursday 7 September 2017 – Prince George’s first day of school
Kate Middleton was reportedly ‘too ill’ to take Prince George to his first day of school.
She was set to join Prince William to drop their 4-year-old son off to Thomas’s Battersea, a £18,000-a-year preparatory school in south London.
Kensington Palace confirmed the news to the MailOnline, saying: “Unfortunately The Duchess of Cambridge remains unwell, and will not be able to accompany Prince George on his first day of school.
“The Duke of Cambridge will drop off Prince George this morning as planned.”
Tuesday 5 September 2017 – Prince William gives update on Kate’s pregnancy
Prince William spoke for the first time since announcing he’s expecting a third child with wife Kate.
The Duke of Cambridge revealed that his wife Kate Middleton’s pregnancy has had an “anxious start” after announcing the Duchess is suffering from extreme morning sickness.
Speaking at a conference for mental health and policing in Oxford, William described the pregnancy as “very good news”.
He added: “It’s always a bit anxious to start with, but she’s well. We just need Catherine to get over this first bit, then we can start celebrating next week.”
Monday 4 September 2017 – Hyperemesis Gravidarum
The Palace announced on the same day that Kate was suffering with Hyperemesis Gravidarum, a severe strain of morning sickness causing her to cancel all her royal engagements.
Kensington Palace revealed: “As with their 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.
Monday 4 September 2017 – Royal baby announcement
Kensington Palace took to social media to make the royal baby announcement on September 4.
The statement read: “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their child.
“The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news.”
Source: OK CO UK
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