They’re having a baby! Now what?
Prince William and Princess Kate, both 30, are expecting their first child. Friends and family greeted the announcement with joy and a little bit of caution. The Duchess of Cambridge is still in hospital with a severe form of morning illness. There is a real excitement but obviously people are anxious about the Duchess and how she is recovering and the state she is in.
The couple had hoped to keep the news secret until at least Christmas, but Kate’s illness prompted them to reveal it early. Palace sources say William informed the Queen, his father Prince Charles, and his brother Prince Harry about his wife before his wife was hospitalized Monday, with friends only hearing the announcement when it went public.
Not surprisingly, the pair timed the pregnancy so as not to overshadow the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, nor to disrupt a major foreign tour.
“I don’t think anything is left to chance,” says Majesty editor Ingrid Seward. “Kate is probably one of the most organized [royal] women we’ve ever known.”