Prince William & Kate Middleton Baby #2 Due In April!

Prince William, Kate Middleton, & Prince Harry Present At The Tour De France FinishLet the countdown commence! Prince William and Kate Middleton (a.k.a. Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge) released a statement about when baby #2 is due as well as how the Duchess is doing in terms of her morning sickness. RELATED: Are Prince William and Kate Middleton coming to NYC?

Kensington Palace released a statement this morning.

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in April 2015. The Duchess of Cambridge continues to be affected by Hyperemisis Gravidarum, but her condition is steadily improving.”

So it sounds like Kate has made it through her first trimester! She’s scheduled to make her first public engagement tomorrow, Tuesday. She’ll join Prince William to welcome President Tony Tan Keng Yam of Singapore to London. If she’s feeling well enough, Kate will also join them at the Horse Guards Parade. Then she’s expected at the Natural History Museum for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards.

April is already a special month for William and Kate; they married in April as well, so it’ll be a big month for them!

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Prince William, Kate Middleton, & Prince Harry Present At The Tour De France Finish
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William, Kate & Prince Harry Visit Tower Of London's Ceramic Poppy Field
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William, Kate & Prince Harry Visit Tower Of London's Ceramic Poppy Field
William, Kate & Prince Harry Visit Tower Of London's Ceramic Poppy Field
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Prince William Coming To NYC With Kate Middleton?

Royal Send-Off Of The Tour de FranceNew York City might have some royal visitors soon! Prince William might be planning a trip to NYC soon. He might even bring Kate Middleton, formally known as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, with him. Cue squeeing RELATED: Kate Middleton is forced to cancel her first public appearance since her second pregnancy was announced.

People reports that the trip is set for later this fall, so we’re talking within the next couple of months, given that it’s October. Kate accompanying him wasn’t in the initial plans, but a source says palace officials are keeping an “open mind” about the possibility of her coming with him.

Kate’s health is a major factor. Her handlers say her schedule is being taken “day by day,” but she’s already had to cancel her first solo overseas trip to Malta and an official engagement in the UK due to her morning sickness.

At this point, the palace refuses to even confirm if William is making a trip to the States. They said an announcement “will be made in due course.” They wouldn’t dangle the possibility of a trip if it weren’t going to happen, would it? Perhaps it depends on how the prince is doing with his exams to become an ambulance helicopter pilot. Hopefully they’re going well!

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Royal Send-Off Of The Tour de France
Royal Send-Off Of The Tour de France
Prince William, Kate Middleton, & Prince Harry Present At The Tour De France Finish
Prince William, Kate Middleton, & Prince Harry Present At The Tour De France Finish
Prince William, Kate Middleton, & Prince Harry Present At The Tour De France Finish
Prince William, Kate Middleton, & Prince Harry Present At The Tour De France Finish
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Kate Middleton Forced To Cancel Her First Public Appearance Since Baby Announcement

William, Kate & Prince Harry Visit Tower Of London's Ceramic Poppy FieldIt sounds like Kate Middleton is still suffering from severe morning sickness. Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge was supposed to attend the opening of the Clore Art Room at London’s Barlby Primary School as part of the Clore Duffield Foundation’s 50th anniversary year. However, she was forced to cancel the appearance. RELATED: Kate Middleton was forced to cancel her first solo overseas tour.

The Duchess said in a statement:

I am truly sorry that I cannot be with you all today as you celebrate this milestone. My sincere apologies for not being able to join you, but I hope that I will have an opportunity to visit Barlby and see the Clore Art Room soon.”

A palace spokeswoman wouldn’t say if further scheduled appearances will be canceled.

As with all her engagements, we are taking decisions closer to the time of them occurring, and we are keeping them under review.”

I can understand that. How do people expect her to KNOW if she’s going to feel ill or not? These things don’t have a clear-cut timetable! Hopefully Kate is taking care of herself, first and foremost. I’m sure she’ll resume her public engagements as soon as she’s able.

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William, Kate & Prince Harry Visit Tower Of London's Ceramic Poppy Field
William, Kate & Prince Harry Visit Tower Of London's Ceramic Poppy Field
William, Kate & Prince Harry Visit Tower Of London's Ceramic Poppy Field
William, Kate & Prince Harry Visit Tower Of London's Ceramic Poppy Field
William, Kate & Prince Harry Visit Tower Of London's Ceramic Poppy Field
William, Kate & Prince Harry Visit Tower Of London's Ceramic Poppy Field
William, Kate & Prince Harry Visit Tower Of London's Ceramic Poppy Field
William, Kate & Prince Harry Visit Tower Of London's Ceramic Poppy Field
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Duchess Kate is feeling better, plans to do events in October & November

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At the end of the day, Duchess Kate really didn’t have to cancel too many activities, events and appearances because of her second round of hyperemesis gravidarum. She canceled her half of the joint appearance she was supposed to do with William at Oxford, and she canceled her Malta trip (William went in her place). Is that it? Oh, she was supposed to attend the opening of the Invictus Games, but everyone else came out and no one made a big deal about it. All this means that Kate’s public schedule – three and a half years after becoming a royal – is still very, very light. But now Kate’s staff is trying to convince us that she’s already on the mend and she’ll totally make some appearances in the next few months:

The Duchess of Cambridge is preparing to return to work after recovering from three weeks of acute morning sickness. According to Royal aides, the Duchess is planning to resume official engagements next month, with a spokesman telling The Mail on Sunday: ‘There will be engagements in October and November. We just haven’t announced them yet.’

The Duchess has been suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum – the condition she suffered during her pregnancy with Prince George. Although she has not been admitted to hospital this time, she has received medical assistance at Kensington Palace. The Duchess’s last official engagement was on August 5 when she opened a poppy installation at the Tower of London with her husband William and Prince Harry. But she has not carried out a charitable engagement since July, when went to a North London school to see one of her M-Pact projects, and has told aides she is keen to revisit some of her charities.

Now that she is feeling better, the couple are expected to move into their new ten-bedroom Georgian pile, Anmer Hall, in Norfolk.

‘While they will be predominantly living in Norfolk, the intention is for Kate to hop between London and Norfolk while looking after Prince George,’ said a source.

[From The Daily Mail]

People’s royal aide/sources said the same thing: “There are engagements she would like to do over the coming months, but they are being reviewed daily.” Kate is also “up and about” and feeling better day by day, according to those aides. If she’s feeling better, I’m glad. I want her to be well. But I’m also not going to hold my breath for Kate to make any public appearances anytime soon. But I’m sure we’ll find out about her “secret visits” to her charities… just as soon as someone gets a photo of her shopping. In fact, as soon as she’s seen at the shops, that’s when we’ll know she’s feeling better.

Meanwhile, Princess Diana’s biographer Andrew Morton has said that if this baby is a girl, William and Kate will totally name the girl Diana. Or use Diana as a middle name. Morton said: “Close friends to William and Kate have told me that if it is a girl they want to name the baby after Diana. They discussed girls’ names before George was born and now they’re hoping the next one is a girl so they can carry out their wish to honour William’s mother. They’re not too thrilled at the thought it will be shortened to Princess Di. But it won’t change their minds.” I really hope they don’t name a baby Diana for the first name. It just feels… I don’t know, it makes me uncomfortable. As a middle name, sure. Go ahead. Like, Elizabeth Diana or Victoria Diana, something like that.

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Duchess Kate ‘has been put in charge of Prince William,’ claims Germaine Greer

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Newsweek conducted an interesting poll about what the average British citizen really thinks about the royal family – you can see the breakdown of the results here. The highlights: Prince Harry is by far the most popular figure in the royal family, even beating out the Queen. Prince Harry is the most popular, followed by the Queen, Prince William and then Kate in fourth place. The breakdown of the numbers in other areas is interesting too – 66% of men said “they would not want to be Kate’s friend, husband or boyfriend” and 15% of all respondents said they would never want to be or know Kate. Three percent think Kate is “lazy” and 22% think Kate’s body has become “public property.” Speaking of… popular Aussie feminist writer/thinker Germaine Greer has some thoughts about Kate and the royal family:

Feminist thinker Germaine Greer has said that the Duchess of Cambridge has a “bastard of a job” and dismissed the the royal family a “mad anachronism” in a strongly-worded interview with Newsweek Europe.

“Kate is a great deal more intelligent than the rest of the royals,” said Greer, the author of the 1968 book The Female Eunuch, a canonical work of 20th-century feminism. “She has been put in charge of William.”

Referring to Kate’s chronic morning sickness, hyperemesis gravidarum, which she has struggled with both in her previous and current pregnancies, Greer said that the Duchess is under too much pressure to reproduce in her role as royal consort.

“[Kate] is vomiting her guts up and shouldn’t have been made to go through all this again so soon,” she said. “It’s not so much that she has to be a womb, but she has to be a mother. I would hope after this one she says, ‘That’s it. No more’.” Greer also suggested that Kate’s high-profile role in public life might have triggered unhealthy eating habits. “The girl is too thin,” she said.

Deploring a perceived lack of agency, Greer claimed that Kate’s personal freedoms have been largely curtailed by her position in the royal family. “Kate is not even allowed to decorate her own houses. Even the wives of the American presidents get to do that. The whole thing is a mad anachronism. The ‘firm’ tell us that the first born will now become the monarch regardless of sex. Well, big f–king deal! She cannot do or say anything spontaneous. She has learned what she has to do and say and how to do and say it in the approved way. Spontaneity will get her in trouble,” Greer added.

Greer observed that Kate, who achieved two As and a B at A-level and an upper-second class degree in history of art from St Andrews, one of Britain’s top universities, “is not allowed to have an interest in modern culture, even in art – to collect, to attend openings.”

[From Newsweek]

We debate this a lot, “What Kate Is Allowed To Do” versus “What Kate Is Unwilling To Do.” I personally think Kate is “unwilling” to do more, but many think that the powers that be (William, Charles, the Queen, the Men In Grey) are imposing rules on Kate’s behavior, clothing and work schedule. I will say this – I think Kate got pregnant again because she wanted to. I think she genuinely wanted another baby. And she wanted a post hoc excuse for why she and William were moving to the country. While I’ll definitely admit there are feminist issues with Kate’s agency over her body, her image and her time, I’ll also say… this is what she signed up for. This is why she was a Waity for nine years. She knew the deal.

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Prince William Gives Update On Kate Middleton In Malta

William, Kate & Prince Harry Visit Tower Of London's Ceramic Poppy FieldYesterday Prince William filled in for Kate Middleton (a.k.a. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge) for her scheduled overseas tour for Malta. He gave an update on how she was doing with her severe morning sickness. RELATED: Kate Middleton is forced to cancel her first solo overseas trip due to severe morning sickness.

Prince William joked:

I’m sorry you’ve got me instead of Catherine. She’s very disappointed she couldn’t be here today.”

Someone did ask how Kate was feeling. He said:

She’s so-so.”

Hopefully the Duchess’ morning sickness will lessen soon.

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William, Kate & Prince Harry Visit Tower Of London's Ceramic Poppy Field
William, Kate & Prince Harry Visit Tower Of London's Ceramic Poppy Field
William, Kate & Prince Harry Visit Tower Of London's Ceramic Poppy Field
William, Kate & Prince Harry Visit Tower Of London's Ceramic Poppy Field
William, Kate & Prince Harry Visit Tower Of London's Ceramic Poppy Field
William, Kate & Prince Harry Visit Tower Of London's Ceramic Poppy Field
William, Kate & Prince Harry Visit Tower Of London's Ceramic Poppy Field
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Prince Harry & Cressida Bonas Back On!

prince harry & cressida bonasMaybe the royal family will get to enjoy another wedding sooner rather than later… Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas dated for two years before splitting last spring. Now, as Harry celebrates turning 30, he’s giving his relationship with Cressida another try. RELATED: Prince Harry jokes he can’t wait to see Prince William “suffer more” with baby #2.

On Tuesday evening, the two went out on a date to see the movie ‘Sex Tape.’ On Wednesday nights Cressida and Harry got pretty cozy at his 30th birthday party at Clarence House. It sounds like the source that told Us Weekly the couple weren’t done for good last spring was right! The source said then:

They’re off, but I don’t think it’s for good. They hit a rocky patch and this decision is the result of that. Harry is the type to want to take breathers and then try again.”

Another source had emphasized then that the split was “amicable.” I didn’t really by it since that’s what everyone says after a split, but it must’ve been true in this case! Maybe we’ll have another royal wedding by next spring. We’ll see…

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Prince Harry Drops By BBC Radio 2 Studios
Prince Harry Drops By BBC Radio 2 Studios
Prince Harry Drops By BBC Radio 2 Studios
Prince Harry Drops By BBC Radio 2 Studios
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Exclusive... Cressida Bonas Eats Lunch In London
Exclusive... Cressida Bonas Eats Lunch In London
Exclusive... Cressida Bonas Eats Lunch In London
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Kate Middleton Forced To Cancel First Solo Overseas Trip Due To Morning Sickness

William, Kate & Prince Harry Visit Tower Of London's Ceramic Poppy FieldThis wasn’t unexpected, but I’m sure Kate Middleton (a.k.a. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge) is disappointed, nonetheless. Kate and Prince William reportedly met with her doctors yesterday and then took the evening to decide before announcing their decision this morning that she would not be able to travel to Malta for her first solo overseas trip. Prince William will go in her place.

Kate’s doctors reportedly advised against the trip, according to what sources told Us Weekly and People. The Palace said in a statement:

The Duchess of Cambridge will no longer visit Malta this weekend. The Duke of Cambridge will undertake the visit instead. Her Royal Highness continues to suffer from the effects of Hyperemesis Gravidarum. The decision not to visit was taken by the Duke and Duchess on the advice of the Duchess’s doctors.
“The Duke is honored to represent Her Majesty The Queen on the visit, which commemorates the 50th anniversary of Malta’s independence. The visit itinerary remains unchanged.”

Clarence House confirmed the change in plans with a tweet.

The Duchess of Cambridge will no longer visit Malta this weekend. The Duke of Cambridge will undertake the visit instead #RoyalVisitMalta

I’m sure this was a tough decision, but it’s completely understandable. The Duchess will have plenty of chances to go on solo overseas trips over the years! Right now she has to take care of herself. And Prince William isn’t a bad stand-in ;).

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William, Kate & Prince Harry Visit Tower Of London's Ceramic Poppy Field
William, Kate & Prince Harry Visit Tower Of London's Ceramic Poppy Field
William, Kate & Prince Harry Visit Tower Of London's Ceramic Poppy Field
William, Kate & Prince Harry Visit Tower Of London's Ceramic Poppy Field
William, Kate & Prince Harry Visit Tower Of London's Ceramic Poppy Field
William, Kate & Prince Harry Visit Tower Of London's Ceramic Poppy Field
William, Kate & Prince Harry Visit Tower Of London's Ceramic Poppy Field
William, Kate & Prince Harry Visit Tower Of London's Ceramic Poppy Field
William, Kate & Prince Harry Visit Tower Of London's Ceramic Poppy Field
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Prince Harry Jokes He Can’t Wait To See Big Brother Prince William “Suffer More”

Invictus Games PhotocallEveryone truly is happy about the news of royal baby #2 but for very different reasons! Prince Harry was asked about the news that his older brother, Prince William, and sister-in-law Kate Middleton are expecting their second child (“the spare for the heir,” as the second child of a future monarch is sometimes referred to). Harry was at an Invictus training session when he was asked about his reaction to the news that he was about to get another niece or nephew. RELATED: Prince Harry admits he wasn’t prepared for Afghanistan.

Prince Harry joked:

I can’t wait to see my brother suffer more.”

He’s also hoping for a niece this time around.

[I] love to see [William] try and cope with that.”

Sounds like Prince Harry is enjoying this immensely himself- LOL. He did add:

I hope the two of them have the opportunity to go through the process again with a little bit of peace and quiet,” he said, adding that sister-in-law Kate was feeling “pretty poorly” from morning sickness, but “doing the best she can.”

So does Harry, who’s the “spare” himself, have any advice for this child, who will be fourth in line to the throne?

There’s never a strategy. I think George will be over the moon. He will be thrilled having another small younger brother or sister.”

Of course some cheeky reporter had to ask Prince Harry how he felt about the idea that this new baby would bump him even further down in line for the throne (he’ll become fifth in line once the baby arrives). He had a response ready, though.

Great!”

Sounds like Harry is ready to become an uncle again ;).

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