4th Dec 2012
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Wills and Kate expecting
Author: Kaye Fallick
Wills and Kate expecting, Prince William, Duchess of Cambridge, baby, royal, uk, british, news

St James's Palace has announced that Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their first baby. The duchess is in King Edward VII hospital in central London as she is reported to have severe morning sickness. This announcement tops a great year for the Brits, starting with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, followed by a highly successful Olympic Games.

Watch the cameras poised outside the royal hospital bed.

Opinion: Everybody loves a baby

Last week she was racing around a hockey field in high heels and this week she’s in hospital with morning sickness. What a duchess, what a gal! The royal baby is trending strongly on Twitter with the usual inane celebrity gushing. The Kardashians have hit the high spot in cerebral polish with Khloe with a K tweeting “A royal baby!!! :) Awwww so sweet", and her sister, Kim with a K replying “Awww so cute!” British PM, David Cameron is “delighted” and assures us that they “will make wonderful parents”. I’m not sure how he can predict this, but we probably all hope he will be right. The Twitterverse is also afloat with unlikely baby names including Luke Skywalker or Chardonnay. But the serious money is on Elizabeth after her grandmother. And to continue in a serious vein, in a world torn with civil unrest, extreme poverty and too many human rights violations, don’t we all love to know there is a baby on the way; one who will probably be loved and adored and will grow up with a chance of doing well personally - and for others? And if I had one wish for the royal child that was guaranteed to come true, it would be that William and Kate’s son or daughter will have a chance to enjoy their parents away from the limelight – some private family time where they can simply love and be loved.





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    Tom Tank
    4th Dec 2012
    12:09pm
    Lets hope that there is no difficulty with the pregnancy and I guess they will be good parents BUT PLEASE spare us from the inane coverage from the media and especially the women's magazines. I suppose the various TV personalities will already be on board aircraft winging their way to London to give "on-the-spot" reports.
    Kaye Fallick
    4th Dec 2012
    12:28pm
    I think you're onto it Tom! we promise we will not continue covering this :-)
    FrankC
    4th Dec 2012
    10:07pm
    Thank you , Kaye. And I wish the media would drop this name Kate. They (William and Catherine )both asked that she be called Catherine after they were married. Is that too much to ask from the media, yeah of course it is. They completely ignore what people want , and only go after what they want. So Please , Kaye, the next time , can you please call her Catherine, which is much nicer than Kate
    Michael
    5th Dec 2012
    6:43pm
    And how about William instead of "Wills"
    Peepo
    4th Dec 2012
    1:03pm
    I ADORE newborn babies, anyone's newborns, I go all goosee when I see one in the street and want to touch them but the mothers look at me funny.
    I'm not a frustrated mother, had 3 of my own, and I now have 9 grandchildren,
    Bring on the great grandies.
    biddi
    4th Dec 2012
    1:53pm
    Oh, I'm so excited I can't wait .....
    We'll have months and months and months of this to look forward to.
    Peepo : my grandmother was just like you - she ADORED ALL babies, anyone's baby.
    Solange
    4th Dec 2012
    2:16pm
    Who cares. Please don't be scared off the tough political topics by a couple of bullies accusing you of bias.
    Autumn
    4th Dec 2012
    3:16pm
    Tom Tanks has got it in one! Great news, but do spare us the carnival that will ensue.
    unicorn
    4th Dec 2012
    3:35pm
    It had to happen, at least that will stop the speculation apart from names. One thing it won't be called whether a boy or girl is Camilla, Kate is too down to earth for that nonsense. Probably one of the names will e Elizabeth if a girl.
    pixii
    4th Dec 2012
    7:43pm
    Please get the family in order ! The girl baby will not be named Elizabeth after her grandmother , as you say , the current queen Elizabeth will be great gran !
    Kaye Fallick
    4th Dec 2012
    7:59pm
    Good one pixii - i skipped a generation - my apologies - ran out of fingers and thumbs...


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