More than a year and a half after their royal wedding, Prince William and Kate Middleton have announced they are expecting their first child. Many have been speculating on a possible pregnancy for a few weeks now, noting looser fashion choices and a peaked complexion. There is no word on how far along she is or her due date, but the announcement said she's still in "the very early stages" of pregnancy.
The announcement also made note of the fact that Middleton has been hospitalized for Hyperemesis Gravidarum, a severe form of nausea and vomiting, much more serious than regular morning sickness. It can result in weight loss and nutritional deficiencies. It generally peaks during weeks 8 to 12, and resolves for most people by week 20. Middleton is expected to be in the hospital for a few days, and then will return home for rest.
Congrats to the happy couple – and best wishes to Kate for a more comfortable rest of her pregnancy.