Kate Middleton is pregnant with her third child, Kensington Palace announced this morning.
After rumors of a cancellation of her engagement today on Twitter, Kensington Palace announced this morning that the Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant with her third child. KP also announced that, as with her first two pregnancies, Kate is suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum and has canceled her engagement for today. The press release in full:
“Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their third child.
“The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news.
“As with her previous two pregnancies, The Duchess is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum. Her Royal Highness will no longer carry out her planned engagement at the Hornsey Road Children’s Centre in London today. The Duchess is being cared for at Kensington Palace.”
Congratulations to the couple. Spring 2018 is looking to be a royal baby with both Kate and Princess Madeleine due around that time.
I must say, though, that I am quite annoyed by the engagement announcement then cancellation. Clearly KP knew Kate was pregnant when they announced the engagement last week. They must have known that she was probably going to cancel it due to “HG”. So why bother announcing it just to cancel it? Why not just not announce it? They did this same crap the last time she was pregnant – where they would announce an engagement just to cancel it – and it annoyed me then, too.
I hate to not be as happy about Kate’s pregnancy announcement as I was about Madeleine’s, but I’m so annoyed by the engagement cancellation and the fact that Kate will probably do jack shit for the next 3 months… and then jack shit for 6 months to a year after that. She just really is never going to step it up, is she? Ugh. Sorry to be a downer. I’ll see myself out now.