And we're all very excited
It was announced last month that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child, with Prince William and Kate Middleton already sharing four-year-old Prince George, and two-year-old Princess Charlotte.
Taking to Twitter to announce the news, Kensington Palace released a statement: ‘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.’
It seemed only fitting therefore that they would also take to Twitter to announce their due date, with Kensington Palace breaking the news this afternoon.
‘The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in April 2018,’ the statement read.
The Duke of Cambridge opened up about the news while speaking at a press conference on mental health in Oxford last month. When congratulated by the chair of Oxfordshire Charity Council, the 35-year-old prince replied, ‘Thank you, it’s very good news.’
‘It was a bit anxious to start with,’ he added, probably referring to Kate’s acute morning sickness, before explaining that he was ready to ‘start celebrating this week.’
Prince Harry has also spoken about the pregnancy, telling Sky News that he was excited about becoming an uncle again, stating, ‘Fantastic, great! Very, very happy for them.’
The 32-year-old prince went on to reassure the press of his sister-in-law’s state, following the news that she is again suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum. Prince Harry told Sky that he hadn’t seen Kate for a while but he ‘thinks she is ok’.
Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge!