The moment royal watchers have been waiting for has finally arrived. Kate and William are expecting.
There was no information about when the baby — who is destined to be the future British monarch — is due, but a statement from the Prince’s office said the pregnancy is in its early stages.
Kate is currently in a London hospital suffering from very acute morning sickness.
She is expected to stay there for several days to be given supplementary hydration and nutrients.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge married in April last year and ever since there has been fervent media speculation about a possible pregnancy.
Last year Britain, and other Commonwealth countries that have the Queen as monarch, changed the rules so that royal sons no longer have precedence over daughters as heir.