Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton have revealed they are “delighted to confirm” their third child will be due in April next year.
The royal couple had already announced they were having a child, but did not previously say which month the child is due.
The brief Kensington Palace announcement came after the Royal couple attended a charity event at Paddington Station in London earlier this week.
The couple were forced to go public with the pregnancy when Catherine again suffered from hyperemesis gravidarum – acute morning sickness – and had to cancel a planned engagement.
The Duchess also suffered from the condition with her first two pregnancies.
William and Catherine, both 35, already have two children: Prince George and Princess Charlotte, who are aged four and two respectively.
Their third child would be fifth in line to the British throne and if the child is a boy, his arrival will be historic because he would not displace his big sister in the line of succession.
William is a grandson of the Queen and the eldest son of Prince Charles, who is the first in line to the throne.
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Kate made just her second public appearance this week when she joined Prince William and Prince Harry at a children’s’ charity event at London’s Paddington Station.
The Duchess defied her debilitating morning sickness to dance with children’s character Paddington Bear.
She emerged for her first public appearance since the pregnancy announcement when she attended a Buckingham Palace reception last marking World Mental Health Day.
– With agencies