After how sick the duchess was when pregnant with George and Charlote, baby number 3 was not expected for Prince William and Kate Middleton, but the royal couple has announce they are indeed pregnant.
The announcement was made after Duchess Kate canceled an appearance Monday due to morning sickness, according to Global News.
She was hospitalized during her pregnancy with Charlotte, age 2, for severe morning sickness, also known as hyperemesis gravidarum, something she had while pregnant with George too. The condition happens in about 60,000 pregancies and is much worse than traditional morning sickness according to The American Pregnancy Association.
Despite the long road ahead there is much excitement to be had over the newest addition to the royal family.
“This is fantastic news,” British Prime Minister Theresa May said. “Many congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.”
The Royal Family commented in a press release that they are delighted by the news:
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their third child pic.twitter.com/DZCheAj1RM
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) September 4, 2017
Uncle Harry is very excited for another niece or nephew too -
Prince Harry on the prospect of becoming an uncle again. pic.twitter.com/A4YOY8jYRl
— Richard Palmer (@RoyalReporter) September 4, 2017
The baby will be fifth in line for the throne behind grandfather, Prince Charles, father and older siblings.