Kate Middleton’s due date has finally been announced by Clarence House, ending weeks of speculation. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were forced to reveal that they were expecting a second royal baby in early September, after she began suffering from hyperemisis gravidarum once again.
While acknowledging her current condition, Kensington Palace issued a statement with the happy news.
“Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in April 2015.
“The Duchess of Cambridge continues to be affected by hyperemisis gravidarum, but her condition is steadily improving.”
It is good to hear from royal sources that Kate Middleton’s severe morning sickness is improving. This, along with the royal baby’s due date, would indicate that she is past her first trimester, when the condition that has afflicted her is supposed to become less severe in most women.
April is an interesting date to have a baby for William and Kate, and even though we don’t know what time of the month the Duchess is actually due, it’s an important time in the life of the royal family. First of all, Queen Elizabeth’s birthday falls on April 21, and whether a potential shared birthday will happen is sure to create great anticipation.
If royal baby number two is not enough to bring excitement to the British subjects, the possibility that he/she may be born on the same day as the matriarch (if it doesn’t happen before that date) will create a media frenzy. We can expect the same amount of attention that Prince George received when he was born in July of 2013.
April is also an important month for Kate and William, who will be celebrating their fourth wedding anniversary on October 29. The Duke and Duchess were married in a lavish, televised ceremony in 2009, which was watched by millions all over the world.
The announcement of Kate Middleton’s due date is also welcome news, as it states that the Duchess’ condition is improving. Recent reports indicated that the 32-year-old royal was not well at all, and was reportedly vomiting up to 30 times per day.
William and Kate were forced to announce their second pregnancy earlier than they wanted, because she was feeling so ill and had to cancel several official engagements, including her first solo overseas trip to Malta. With the news of Kate Middleton’s due date, the speculation now begins as to what’s the sex of Prince George’s sibling and when he/she will be born. We all look forward to seeing that baby bump soon and how the fashionable princess will grace her official events.