Britain has woken this morning to some wonderful news – The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting a royal baby – their second child.
Clarence House announced the news on Twitter this morning.
The Duchess is not yet 12 weeks pregnant but The Duke and Duchess took the difficult decision to announce her pregnancy early – as they did with Prince George – as the Duchess is sadly suffering once again from hyperemesis gravidarum, or acute morning sickness. This time, however, instead of being treated in hospital, The Duchess is being treated by doctors at her home in London, Kensington Palace.
The announcement comes at a time when Britain – and indeed the world – is in need of some good news. After the terrible headlines of the past weeks, it is so refreshing to wake to such a happy announcement. And as we face the referendum on Scottish independence, it gives those of us who are passionate about the United Kingdom a sense that whatever happens, there will always be things that make the United Kingdom unique and special.
It’s a big burden to place on the shoulders of a woman who is a mother just like the rest of us and who wants only the best for her family. I think it’s wonderful that the Duke and Duchess are so willing to share their happy news with us so very early and to trust us with it at this tender time.
The royal sibling for the gorgeous Prince George, who has stolen all our hearts, is due in the Spring of 2015. In the meantime I wish the Duchess a very speedy recovery and hope that she will soon be feeling well enough to be out and about again.