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Kate Middleton May Have Accidentally Revealed Baby’s Gender

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

A possible slip-of-the-tongue by Kate Middleton while greeting citizens in the town of Grimsby, England on Tuesday has British media outlets in a frenzy, speculating the sex of her baby.

According to CNN:

Sandra Cook, 67, said, “The lady next to me gave her a teddy bear and I distinctly heard [Kate] say: ‘Thank you, I will take that for my d…’ Then she stopped herself.

“I said to her: ‘You were going to say daughter weren’t you?’ She said: ‘No, we don’t know’. I said: ‘Oh I think you do’, to which she said: ‘We’re not telling’.”

Despite Kate’s recant, proclamations of “It’s a girl!” were plastered on the front pages of British tabloids Wednesday morning.

Regardless of gender, the royal baby is set to inherit the British throne after father Prince William.

Kate, who is due in July, had remained silent so far about her baby’s gender, and the Royal Palace has not released an official statement.

The visit is one of several public appearances Kate has made after being hospitalized with acute morning sickness, or hyperemesis gravidarum.

Image via Shutterstock, ‘Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attending the Epsom Derby’

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Prince William, Duchess of Cambridge’s Baby Due in July

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Prince William, and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, have confirmed in a statement that they are expecting a single baby in July.  The announcement ends speculation that the couple is expecting twins.  More from Reuters:

“Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in July,” the prince’s office said in a statement.

The pregnancy of the 31-year-old, still popularly known as Kate Middleton, was revealed in December when she was admitted to hospital for four days suffering from a type of severe morning sickness which is slightly more common among women expecting twins.

“The Duchess’s condition continues to improve since her stay in hospital last month,” the statement added.

Image: Kate Middleton and Prince William, via Mr Pics /

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Kate Middleton Leaves Hospital After Morning Sickness Issue

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

The Duchess of Cambridge, the former Kate Middleton and the wife of England’s Prince William, left a London hospital Thursday after a 3-day stay to treat her hyperemesis gravidarum, a rare but severe form of morning sickness. More from The Hufffington Post:

“She exited the King Edward VII Hospital in London on Thursday with Prince William by her side (and quite color-coordinated with her husband, we must add), carrying a bouquet of yellow flowers and smiling for the paparazzi. According to the Telegraph, as she got into a waiting car with William, she was asked how she is feeling and replied, “I’m feeling much better, thank you.”

The Duchess of Cambridge was brought to the hospital on Monday to be treated for hyperemesis gravidarum, an acute form of morning sickness that will likely affect her throughout her pregnancy. The hospital visit, reports say, forced the hand of the royal family, compelling them to announce the duchess’ pregnancy less than 12 weeks in.”

Image: The Duchess of Cambridge, via Helga Esteb /

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The Duchess of Cambridge’s Hospitalization Spotlights Rare Condition

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

As news of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge’s pregnancy with what will be the heir to the British throne spread this week, word also emerged of the reason the Duchess, the former Kate Middleton, has been hospitalized. The reason is a relatively rare condition called hyperemesis gravidarum, or H.G., and it is essentially a severe form of morning sickness.

The New York Times published a Q&A with Dr. Marlena Fejzo, an H.G. researcher, on the condition and its impact on pregnancy and the pregnant woman. She said the condition, which involves a rapid–and up to 5 percent–weight loss and severe nausea and vomiting, is rare, affecting only 0.2 percent of women worldwide. Before the advent of IV fluids in the 1950s, it was a leading cause of death among pregnant women, although today it is relatively easy to treat. From the interview:

“Doctors try to give IV and anti-nausea medication at first. About 20 percent of the women who contact the Hyperemesis Education and Research Foundation require tube feeding. It’s very serious. They have to have a tube inserted above their heart. Blood tests have to be done every day, or every other day, and the bag of nutrients has to be monitored to make sure it’s personalized for the woman’s needs. But I don’t think Kate Middleton (based on news reports) has it that bad. She’s just gone in for the IV fluids.”

Image: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, via Featureflash /

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Prince William and Kate Middleton Expecting Their First Child

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Prince William and Kate Middleton, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting their first child.

Middleton was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital in London today due to severe morning sickness, ABC News reports.

St. James’s Palace released this statement following her visit to the hospital:

“Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby. The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry and members of both families are delighted with the news.”

The couple’s baby will be Queen Elizabeth’s third great-grandchild.

Image: Duke & Duchess of Cambridge (Prince William and Kate Middleton) leaving Westminster Abbey following their royal wedding. April 29, 2011 London, UK Picture: Paul Smith / Featureflash, via Shutterstock

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