Palace announces royal pregnancy

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Associated Press

Posted on December 3, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 3 at 3:34 PM

LONDON (AP) — It's the news British royal watchers have been waiting for: Prince William's wife, Kate, is expecting an heir to the throne.

She's also suffering from severe morning sickness.

In announcing the pregnancy today, St. James's Palace said the Duchess of Cambridge is in a London hospital with her husband at her side. Officials say she's being treated for a potentially dangerous type of morning sickness where vomiting is so severe no food or liquid can be kept down. She is expected to remain hospitalized for several days and will need a period of rest afterward.

The palace did not say how far along the pregnancy is, only that it has not yet reached the 12-week mark.

The news came just days after the 30-year-old duchess, on a royal appearance, played field hockey with schoolchildren at her former school.

The couple's first child will be third in line to take the throne, behind Prince William and William's father, Prince Charles.

The palace says the royal family is "delighted" by the news.

And British Prime Minister David Cameron says the couple will make "absolutely brilliant parents."

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214-a-17-(British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, in interview)-"to the throne"-British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says regardless of whether the baby is boy or girl, the child will eventually become a monarch after William. COURTESY: Sky News ((mandatory on-air credit)) (3 Dec 2012)

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199-a-05-(British Prime Minister David Cameron, in interview)-"with them tonight"-British Prime Minister David Cameron says he's delighted with the news that Prince William and his wife Kate are expecting their first child. (3 Dec 2012)

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APPHOTO TH104: FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 file photo Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, plays hockey during her visit to St. Andrew's School, where she attended school from 1986 till 1995, in Pangbourne, England. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby, St James's Palace officially announced Monday Dec. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Arthur Edwards, File) (30 Nov 2012)

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APPHOTO TH101: FILE - In this Friday April 29, 2011 file photo Britain's Prince William and his bride Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, leave Westminster Abbey, London, following their wedding. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby, St James's Palace officially announced Monday Dec. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Tom Hevezi, File) (29 Apr 2011)

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APPHOTO LON140: FILE - Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge seen during her visit to St. Andrew's School, where she attended school, in Pangbourne, England, in this file photo dated Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby, St James's Palace officially announced Monday Dec. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Arthur Edwards, File) (30 Nov 2012)

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