Royal Baby: The UK's Duchess of Cambridge is Pregnant With Third Child |

Royal Baby: The UK's Duchess of Cambridge is Pregnant With Third Child

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child, Kensington Palace has announced

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4 September 2017

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In an official statement released by Kensington Palace earlier today, it has been announced that the UK's Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are "very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their third child".

The Queen and members of both families are said to be "delighted with the news".

The news of a third royal baby came after the Duchess was forced to cancel an official engagement at the Hornsey Road Children's Centre in London due to severe morning sickness.

Known as Hyperemesis Gravidarum, the condition is a form of severe morning sickness, which she also experienced in her previous two pregnancies. The Duchess is currently being cared for at Kensington Palace, the official statement said.

The Duke and Duchess have one son, Prince George, and one daughter, Princess Charlotte, aged four and two - and the third royal baby will become fifth in line to the throne.

What is Hyperemesis Gravidarum, and what are the symptoms?

It is the medical term used to diagnoses a severe vomiting and nausea during pregnancy. HG is not a common pregnancy condition, and statistically, it only affects up to 3% of expectant mothers.

It can be difficult to deal with, and those affected can struggle to keep anything down - even their own saliva.

The condition usually begins between four weeks and seven weeks, and starts to subside between the 14th and 16th weeks pregnancy.