Prince William and Princess Kate Announce Due Date for Baby No. 3

October 17, 2017Oct 17, 2017

On Tuesday, a spokesperson for the Kensington Palace revealed when Princess Kate is due with her third child with Prince William. The royal couple announced their pregnancy last month. 

Since her pregnancy, Princess Kate has only been seen a handful of times in public. Over the last two months, she has been battling a severe pregnancy sickness, Hyperemesis Gravidarum. 

Last week, Kate made her first public appearance. She attended an event for World Mental Health Day and debuted a hint of a baby bump. Yesterday, the royal couple made another public appearance. Kate seemed in high spirits and even took the opportunity to dance with Paddington Bear, a famed storybook character. 

Now, the couple has revealed that they are due with their third child in April. 

The Kensington Palace statement said, "Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in April."

William and Kate's third child is due shortly before Princess Charlotte's birthday, which is on May 2. Prince George was born on July 22. 

The Palace also announced that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will make an official visit to Norway and Sweden in early 2018. They will travel on request of the United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office. It is unclear if their children, George, 4, and Charlotte, 2, will join them.

With official travel plans in the works and after two public appearances, it seems that Princess Kate has been recovering quickly from her morning sickness. During her last two pregnancies, she was unable to travel or be in the media often because of her debilitating sickness. Her third pregnancy seems to be going more smoothly. 

A Middleton family source said that Princess Kate is finally "out of the woods and doing well." They continued, "She has such a rotten time during these early months but she's out of the woods now and doing well. I think when you see it referred to as extreme morning sickness you don't quite understand how debilitating it can be, but it truly is a grueling condition and can make it impossible to do anything else. All you can do is just rest. It requires constant medical care and can be a worrying time for any mum-to-be."

The source said that the Duchess is finally "enjoying pregnancy" now that she has gotten past the first couple of months of sickness. 

Congratulations to William, Kate, George, and Charlotte on their growing family! We will continue to update here when the royal couple announces the gender of their third child. 

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