It's three times lucky for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The bad news? Kate is suffering from severe morning sickness again.

By Julia Dennison

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are going to be parents—for the third time, according to a statement from Kensington Palace.

That’s right, Princess Charlotte, 2, will officially become a middle child and Prince George, 4, will be the eldest of three.

According to the palace, it’s not been smooth sailing for the mama: the duchess is suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum—or severe morning sickness—as she did with her previous pregnancies.

Related: 5 Things You Didn't Know About Hyperemesis Gravidarum

"Their royal highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their third child,” read the statement.

"The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news.

"As with her previous two pregnancies, the Duchess is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum.

"Her royal highness will no longer carry out her planned engagement at the Hornsey Road Children's Centre in London today.

"The Duchess is being cared for at Kensington Palace."

The news came as Prince George was getting ready for his first day of school.

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The couple’s third child will be born fifth in line to the throne, putting Prince Harry in sixth place.

Rumors about a third child made the rounds six weeks ago when Kate was presented with a stuffed animal for newborns and responded with, “We will just have to have more babies.”

Congrats to the royal couple!

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