Kensington Palace announced Monday that Princess Kate is expecting her third child with Prince William. The baby will join siblings Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 2.
“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.” Kensington Palace said in a statement.
Kate was forced to cancel a planned engagement this morning as a result of her sickness.
Unlike her first pregnancy, where she was required to be treated at the hospital, Kate is being cared for at Kensington Palace.
Kensington Palace has not announced how far along Kate is in her pregnancy, but it is believed that she is likely between eight and 12 weeks pregnant.
In 2012, the news that Kate was pregnant with her first child, Prince George, came when Kate was unexpectedly admitted to the hospital to deal with hyperemesis gravidarum.
Kate was also forced to announce her pregnancy with Princess Charlotte before the critical 12-week stage when she was also scheduled to attend an engagement and had to cancel.
It is a busy week for William and Kate, both 35, as George is scheduled to start his first week of primary school at Thomas’s Battersea School.
George previously went part-time to a Montessori preschool near the family’s Anmer Hall home but with William and Kate returning to London for full-time royal duties, George will be attending the coeducational school in London.
The new member of William and Kate’s family means that William’s brother, Prince Harry, now fifth-in-line to the throne, will move to sixth-in-line.
When asked about William and Kate’s third pregnancy at an engagement today, Harry, 32, replied, “Fantastic. Great. Very, very happy for them.”