The world is rejoicing over the news that Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, is pregnant with an heir to the throne of England. Middleton and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, were married in an extravagant ceremony that was broadcast live all over the world in 2011.
The joyous news inspired the hashtag #ROYALBABY on Twitter.com this morning. Middleton, 30, is being treated in a local hospital for complaints of nausea and vomiting.
Prince William's father Charles, The Prince of Wales, is in line to take the throne when Queen Elizabeth dies or is too ill to continue her reign.
Charles married Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall, his mistress for years while he was married to Princess Diana who died in a car crash in 1997 at age 36.
From the NY Post Page Six:
Get the nursery ready: Prince William and his wife Kate are expecting their first child.
St. James's Palace announced the pregnancy Monday, saying that the Duchess of Cambridge — formerly known as Kate Middleton — has a severe form of morning sickness and is currently in a London hospital. William is at his wife's side.
The palace said since the pregnancy is in its "very early stages," the 30-year-old duchess is expected to stay in the hospital for several days and will require a period of rest afterward.
News of the pregnancy drew congratulations from across the world, with the hashtag "royalbaby" trending globally on Twitter.
Not only are the attractive young couple popular — with William's easy common touch reminding many of his mother, the late Princess Diana — but their child is expected to play an important role in British national life for decades to come.
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