AT LAST, THE WORLD’S BUSY BODIES AND ROYAL WATCHERS CAN breathe knowingly while getting busy knitting booties: Her Royal Highness Princess William, Duchess of Cambridge, is pregnant.
US confirmed the news with staff at St. James Palace.
“The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry and members of both families are delighted with the news.”
The announcement was expected since Kate’s school chum leaked it two weeks ago. But it may have been a bit announced earlier than expected as the Royal Family’s newest member has been hospitalized at King Edward VII Hospital for morning sickness.
Setting a fine example for the common people, William and Kate, who married in April 2011, had meticulously planned to welcome a baby in the new year. But as the wife of the future King of England, Kate’s prime duty is to deliver an heir to the throne. “If Kate is not pregnant within the next nine months, she’ll be defying 200 years of British tradition,” biographer Andrew Morton said in July 2011. She defied convention — but not by much. The couple married in April, 2011.