The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child, Kensington Palace has announced.
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Recent guidelines from the Royal College Of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists warned that around 10 per cent of women with the severest form of morning sickness opt for an abortion because they fear that they, or their baby will die and worry that their symptoms prevent them taking care of their families.
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. The surprising news came in an announcement from Kensington Palace Monday.More news: United States forces Russian Federation to close San Francisco consulate, shrink 2 others
No details were immediately available about when the third baby is due, but betting agencies were quick to start offering odds on possible names for the soon-to-be-born child in the House of Windsor.
By having more than two offspring, William and Kate are following in the footsteps of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, who went on to have four children - although there was a gap of 10 years between their second child, Anne, and third, Andrew.
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Closer Weekly previously reported that she was rushed to hospital several weeks ago for an unknown reason, and was released the following day. William has a younger brother, Prince Harry.