During an official engagement in Oxford on Monday, Prince William couldn't contain his excitement after it was announced he and wife Kate Middleton are expecting their second child together.
"Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their second child," the palace said in an official statement. "The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news."
Although she was scheduled to appear alongside William in Oxford, Kate was forced to pull out at the last minute due to her health.
"As with her first pregnancy, The Duchess is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum," the statement confirmed, an illness characterized by extreme nausea, vomiting and dehydration. Kate is currently being treated by her doctors at Kensington Palace.
The 32-year-old is believed to be fewer than 12 weeks along and the palace is currently reviewing her upcoming commitments — including a two-day solo visit to Malta — as she continues to battle the severe morning sickness. She is, however, still expected to support brother-in-law Harry at the Invictus Games later this week.
After news of the pregnancy spread, British Prime Minister David Cameron tweeted: "Many congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. I'm delighted by the happy news that they're expecting another baby."
The couple's new addition will be fourth in line to the throne behind grandfather Charles, dad William and big brother George, who celebrated his first birthday on July 22.
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