St James’s Palace have announced that the Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant
The news comes after Kate was admitted to the King Edward VII Hospital today in central London with acute morning sickness.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s baby – a future King or Queen – will be the great great great great great grandchild of Queen Victoria.
The announcement is surely excellent news for Her Majesty The Queen too, who has already had much to celebrate in this her Diamond Jubilee year.
The last time a still-serving monarch got to meet a great grandchild born in direct succession to the crown was nearly 120 years ago. Queen Victoria, who reigned until 1901, was still sovereign when her great grandchild Edward VIII, who later abdicated, was born third in line in 1894. His brother George VI was also born in Queen Victoria’s lifetime, arriving fourth in line in 1895.
The Queen has already been blessed with her first great grandchild, Savannah Phillips – the daughter of Peter and Autumn Phillips. However, we ‘re sure the world over will be eager to welcome the newest bundle of joy to the Royal family.