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Duchess of Cambridge is Pregnant

By September this year, news of the Duchess'
pregnancy was already circulating. 

Great Britain is one with the Queen and the rest of the Royal Family in rejoicing the pregnancy of the Duchess of Cambridge. The excitement was however mixed with anxiety as the 30-year-old Duchess had to be rushed to the hospital due to acute morning sickness, prompting the couple to reveal the real cause of the Duchess' condition. Kate is expected to remain in King Edward VII Hospital for quite a few days, until after her morning sickness subsides. The Duchess was given drops to restore fluid and nutrients in her body.


Prince William rushed the Duchess to the hospital after she fell ill last wekened. She developed morning sickness while staying at her parents' home in Bucklebury, Berkshire. The Prince, who must be very elated of her wife's conception while also anxious of her condition, spent hours by her bedside before leaving at 8:15 last night. The Middletons were the first to know of Kate's pregnancy, while the Queen was told of the Duchess' condition yesterday.

Buckingham Palace released a formal announcement regarding the Duchess of Cambridge's pregnancy, which says:

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby. 

The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry and members of both families are delighted with the news. 

The Duchess was admitted this afternoon to King Edward VII Hospital in Central London with Hyperemesis Gravidarum. As the pregnancy is in its very early stages, Her Royal Highness is expected to stay in hospital for several days and will require a period of rest thereafter. 

The baby will be third-in-line to the throne, after Prince Charles and  Prince William. By the time the child is born, this will be the second instance when a Sovereign has a three heirs in direct line of succession. The first occured in 1894, after Prince Edward of York was born, who himself ascended to the throne in 1936 as Edward VIII. His grandfather succeeded as Edward VII in 1901, while his own father ascended in 1910.

This announcement is expected to hasten the reform on succession laws not only in Britain, but the entire Commonwealth, to permit the first-born, regardless of sex, to succeed to the throne.

Furthermore, if the Duke and Duchess' firstborn is a boy, he will be styled "Royal Highness" and bear the title "Prince." But if it is a girl, she will be "Lady Christian name Mountbatten Windsor." This is in adherence to George V's Letrers Patent in 1917, which limited the use of HRH and Prince/Princess to the children and male-line grandchildren of the Sovereign, as well as to the eldest son of the eldest son of the Prince of Wales.

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