Britain's Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child, Kensington Palace announced early Monday. They are already parents to Prince George, 4, and 2-year-old Princess Charlotte. "The Duchess is being cared for at Kensington Palace".
The news was announced as the royal couple were preparing to send their eldest child, Prince George, off to school for the first time.
"The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news", the palace said.More news: Kenya's Supreme Court rules presidential election invalid, new polls to be held
William and Kate made their last public appearance on Wednesday, when they visited the White Garden in memory of the late Princess Diana ahead of the 20th anniversary of her death.
As with her two previous pregnancies, the announcement said Kate is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum and would not be attending an engagement scheduled in London on Monday.
It was not immediately clear when the baby is due although betting agencies were beginning to offer odds on possible names for the soon-to-be-born child in the House of Windsor.More news: UCLA roars back from 34 points down to beat Texas A&M
The royal family is growing!
There were several signs that Kate could be expecting, according to reports.
She suffered from the condition with her first-born Prince George, too, and was admitted to hospital in December 2012 where she was diagnosed with the condition. However, Prince Harry will be pushed further down the line of succession by his newest nephew or niece.More news: Merkel wants end to Turkey's European Union accession talks