Princess Kate is expecting her second child.
“Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their second child,” said the official announcement Monday morning.
“The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news.”
The statement continued: “As with her first pregnancy, The Duchess is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum. Her Royal Highness will no longer accompany The Duke of Cambridge on their planned engagement in Oxford today.
“The Duchess is being treated by doctors at Kensington Palace.”
As for the arrival of his sibling, Kate is believed to be fewer than three months pregnant.
When she was carrying Prince George, she was admitted to the hospital suffering from the same illness before she was eight weeks along.
Monday’s announcement came, in part, as a result of her having to pull out of that day’s appearance in Oxford with William. The Palace is now reviewing her upcoming engagements, including her two-day visit to Malta scheduled for later this month.
• Reporting by SIMON PERRY