The news is thought to have been released earlier than the royal couple would have wished as the Duchess has been admitted to King Edward VII Hospital in London as she is suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe form of morning sickness.
The condition causes severe nausea and vomiting and the Duchess will be monitored closely to ensure that she does not suffer from dehydration or any vitamin or mineral deficiency. One interesting fact about hyperemesis gravidarum is that it is a more common condition in mothers who are expecting twins.
The statement from St James’s Palace read: ‘Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby,’ adding that the Queen and the royal family were delighted.
The Duchess has been probably the most photographed person in the world since her wedding in April last year. There has been some concern here that the Duchess was being followed in the same way as William’s mother was before her death and the royal family will no doubt be keen to protect Kate during her pregnancy.
It has certainly been an eventful year for Kate as earlier in the summer she had to deal with a topless photo scandal, when several newspapers published revealing photos of her sunbathing partly naked when she and the Duke believed they were in a completely private area at Viscount Linley’s villa in the south of France.
The new royal baby will be 3rd in line to the throne when it is born, after it’s grandfather Prince Charles and it’s father Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge. This is the first time that we have been able to say this before a royal birth as before October last year the male primogeniture rules meant that a royal baby girl would not have been able to take such a position.
It is thought that the senior members of the royal family only found out about the pregnancy earlier today as it is believed that Kate is on the very early stages of pregnancy and the news was only released due to her hospital admission today.
Fern, who was partnered by Artem Chigvintsev, was the 5th celebrity to be eliminated from Strictly this year after her Salsa failed to impress the judges. It was in this last week that we could see just how much the Strictly training had done for Fern’s figure as the mother of four took to the floor wearing a short pink outfit showing off her curves and a great pair of legs.
Well it looks like Fern has kept up the good work as the Hello photos show a very trim figure and show off those great legs in a green minidress paired with fishnet stockings and high heels.
Fern is also pleased that Strictly let her show the public the ‘real her’ as she says that people thought of her as mumsy-mumsy but this is not a true reflection of her. Fern said to Hello: ‘I know how to have a good time, I like to be extrovert and I don’t mind making a fool of myself.
‘I comfort myself with the feeling that the audience know me and that I’m prepared to have a go at things. I don’t think they’re ever shocked by anything that happens to me. I got such lovely messages saying, “Go, girl.”‘
‘At the end, even Artem said, “You’ve made me a better person”, and gave me a big bunch of flowers.’