Yesterday we learned the joyous news that Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are pregnant with their first child. The news was officially announced by Buckingham Palace because Kate had to be hospitalized due to hyperemesis gravidarum (which is a severe form of morning sickness) and the royal family had to make the baby news public. Wills, of course, was by Kate‘s side yesterday as she rested in the hospital but returned to the couple’s home at the end of the day … just like a dutiful husband should :D
Following the announcement of an upcoming addition to the royal family, Prince William was photographed leaving the King Edward VII Hospital in Central London where a pregnant Kate was admitted for acute morning sickness on Monday. Kate – who is in the “very early stages” of her pregnancy, according to the Palace – has been diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum, characterized by severe and persistent nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. Wearing a grey sweater, William is seen exiting the hospital and heading toward a waiting vehicle. While a source at St. James’s Palace tells PEOPLE that the couple decided to “be open” about Kate’s pregnancy because she was admitted to the hospital, Kate, 30, and William, 30, “aren’t going into detail about the pregnancy itself” … Later on Monday, Prime Minister David Cameron congratulated the couple, saying “I’m delighted by the news that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting a baby. They will make wonderful parents.”
Oh man … if the bright light of the public spotlight was focused on the royal couple before, it’s only going to be intensified as Kate‘s pregnancy progresses. It remains to be seen how much we will see of Kate in the next 6 months but I wouldn’t be surprised if we don’t see as much of her as we are used to seeing. That being said, I hope we do get to see Kate‘s baby bump at least a few times … I think many people are dying for a peek at that royal tummy. I sincerely hope that Kate is resting well in the hospital and that her illness symptoms get better. Poor dear.