Ever since Kate Middleton and Prince William announced that they are expecting their third child, a huge number of people have been eager to grasp every little bit of information that is available to them.

 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are loved by the adoring public, so it’s no surprise to see such curiosity and elation as we approach the due date.

 

‘When was it announced? When is the baby due? And how is Kate dealing with the pregnancy?’ are just some of the questions that are being asked.

 

Luckily for you, we are here with the answers. Here are five things you should know about the latest Royal pregnancy.

 

  1. Announcement

 

Kensington Palace confirmed that Kate is expecting her third child with William via a statement in September of last year. The statement read: “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announced that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their third child.

 

It was great day for the monarchy and the family of Kate Middleton, as was reflected in the statement: "The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news.”

 

  1. Due Date

 

As you can see, the initial statement didn’t provide a due date, which led to many Royal followers speculating on how long both Kate and Will waited before announcing the pregnancy.

 

However, it was later confirmed via twitter that Kate is due in April of this year. That announcement was made in October of 2017.

 

  1. How is Kate

 

According to reports in the UK Sun, Kate announced the pregnancy after experiencing a bad bout of morning sickness. She missed several official engagements in the lead-up to the announcement, thus making this a logical assumption.

 

It was previously confirmed that The Duchess had similar issues in her previous pregnancies. It is not uncommon in the early stages of pregnancy.

 

  1. What is the gender?

 

The gender of the child is yet to be announced. The Royal couple already have one son and one daughter, so devising a pattern in that regard may be a fool’s errand.

 

Prince George was born on July 22, 2013 in St Mary’s Hospital and Princess Charlotte was born at the same location two years later in May 2015.

 

Rather adorably, this is the same hospital in which William himself was born.

 

Although it feels like only yesterday we were welcoming those two Royal babies into the world, George has already started school, while Charlotte has started nursery school just this week.  

 

 

  1. What will the baby be called

 

Speculation over the name of third child is rife, with many bookmakers suggesting traditional names as the most likely. If it is a girl, Alice and Victoria are considered the most likely by gambling experts, while Arthur and Henry are the male names that may be chosen.

 

Olivia, Elizabeth, Albert and Frederick are other potential names which have been touted. Whatever name the Royals choose, we are sure it will be yet another wonderful addition to their beautiful young family.