After the Duchess of Cambridge abruptly cancelled an appearance Monday morning, Kensington Palace announced that Prince William and Kate are expecting their third child—a little sis or brother for Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 2. There’s no word on how far long she is, although sources suggest that Kate hasn’t yet reached the 12-week mark, the standard time at which most pregnancies are announced.
Sound familiar? Kate’s first pregnancy was announced early in a similar manner, after Kate was admitted to the hospital with a severe form of morning sickness, hyperemis gravidarum. Kensington Palace notes that Kate is also suffering from HG this time around, just as she did when pregnant with Charlotte.
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No other details have been released—other than the very obvious fact that “the Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news”—although according to the Daily Mail, bookies are calling for a girl and have pegged “Alice” as the favourite name (a moniker that belonged to one of Queen Victoria’s daughters as well as Prince Philip’s mother), followed by Victoria and Alexandra. The top picks for a boy: Arthur and Alexander.
There’s also some (likely wishful) thinking that a baby girl could be named for William’s mum, Diana, as the pregnancy announcement comes shortly after the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death.
All our best to William, Kate, Charlotte and George—who also starts school this week! We look forward to watching another very chic pregnancy unfold.