Duchess of Cambridge expecting her third child

The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting her third child, Kensington Palace has announced.

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Duchess suffering from severe morning sickness

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child Credit: ITV Central

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. As with her previous two pregnancies, the Duchess is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum (severe morning sickness).

Her Royal Highness will no longer carry out her planned engagement at the Hornsey Road Children's Centre in London today. The Duchess is being cared for at Kensington Palace.

– Kensington Palace

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Third child on the way for William and Kate

The announcement was made by Kensington Palace Credit: PA

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child, Kensington Palace has announced.

It was always thought that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would go on to have three children. Kate is one of three and had a happy home life with her sister, Pippa Matthews, and brother, James Middleton, and is close to both of her siblings.

By having more than two offspring, William and Kate are following in the footsteps of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, who went on to have four children - although there was a gap of 10 years between their second child, Anne, and third, Andrew.

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