British royal couple Prince William and wife Kate Middleton have confirmed they are expecting their second child.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed their first child, son George, in July last year.
The news was announced today, with a spokesman for the couple also confirming the duchess is suffering a repeat of the severe morning sickness that blighted her first pregnancy.
A statement from representatives at the couple’s office in Clarence House reads, “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their second child.
“The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news.
“As with her first pregnancy, the Duchess is suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum. Her Royal Highness will no longer accompany The Duke of Cambridge on their planned engagement in Oxford today. The Duchess of Cambridge is being treated by doctors at Kensington Palace.”
The couple wed in 2011 after dating for eight years. They met while studying at university in Scotland.
Following the baby news on Monday, British Prime Minister David Cameron took to Twitter to congratulate the couple, writing, “Many congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. I’m delighted by the happy news that they’re expecting another baby.”
Many congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. I'm delighted by the happy news that they're expecting another baby.
— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) September 8, 2014