Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, is expecting a baby, Saint James Palace officials said this morning.
Prince William, future king of England, and Princess Kate announced to the queen and the public that they are expecting their first child, reported the New York Daily News. The pregnancy joy came just 19 months after the two wed in Westminster Abbey.
The duchess was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital today with hyperemesis gravidarum, an uncommon type of morning sickness that requires extra hydration and nutrients, reported ABC News. The couple agreed to announce their pregnancy after the duchess was admitted.
Palace officials said the duchess is 12 weeks pregnant, reported ABC News.
This royal pregnancy could be one for the record books. If the couple has a girl she will be the first royal daughter eligible to inherit the throne in England's history, reported ABC News. A daughter would bump the duke's younger brother, Harry, to forth in line.