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Duchess of Cambridge expecting her third child

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

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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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