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After months upon MONTHS of speculation, the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, wife of Prince William, is pregnant with the couple’s first child.
The joyous news was announced after Middleton was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital in London suffering a severe case of morning sickness, New York Daily News reports.
The royals released the news via a statement, BBC News reports. The statement reads, “The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry and members of both families are delighted with the news."
News of the pregnancy has been received with joy as Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond, Prime Minister David Cameron and BBC chief correspondent Norman Smith have each released a statement on behalf of the expecting parents.
I’m delighted by the news that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting a baby. They will make wonderful parents.
— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) December 3, 2012
Fantastic news for Kate, William and the country. A royal baby is something the whole nation will celebrate.
— Ed Miliband (@Ed_Miliband) December 3, 2012
Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, who married the couple in 2011 also released a statement saying, “The whole nation will want to join in celebrating this wonderful news. We wish the Duchess the best of health and happiness in the months ahead."