- Kate Middleton, 35, and Prince William, 35, revealed the Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant again
- The couple are already parents to Prince George, four, and Princess Charlotte, two.
- Prince William may have mistakenly revealed how far along his wife is when speaking to well-wishers
- A royal insider has given big clues as to the baby’s sex
Friday 15 September 2017: 12:11pm
The Duchess of Cambridge may be trying out a new panacea for her severe morning sickness – an avocado.
Prince William was given one of the green fruit – wrapped up in a bow – by a little boy who’s mother is suffering during her pregnancy too.
As William arrived at a swimming pool in Wallesey, Merseyside on Thursday one of the children he met was Archie Weatherall, four. As some children handed over two teddy bears as gifts for Prince George and Charlotte, Archie gave his present.
“He said he’s never been given an avocado before,” Christina Lahive, headteacher of Riverside Primary School, says. “He said he’d take it to her and see what happens – and said good luck for Archie’s mummy.”
Friday 15 September 2017: 11.14am
The palace have not revealed the due date for Kate and William’s baby, so when could it be born?
If Kate was 12 weeks pregnant when the news was announced, then it is likely that the baby will be born in March 2018. This is because pregnancy lasts 40 weeks, just over nine months.
If Kate was seven weeks pregnant, Britain can expect the royal baby in April 2018. If she is only five weeks pregnant, the nation may have to wait until May 2018.
Friday 15 September 2017: 10:26am
The words from the royal insider are important as they may give a clue as to the sex of the baby.
According to an old wives’ tale craving for citrus fruits often leads to the mother giving birth to a girl.
But a craving for spicy food suggests that the newborn could be a boy.
Friday 15 September 2017: 9:36am
The baby name of the new royal child is hotly anticipated, with bookmakers taking bets on the options.
Bookmaker Coral has opened betting on the name of their third baby, and make Alice the 7-1 favourite.
Arthur and Victoria are the 10-1 joint second favourites, ahead of Alexandra and Albert, both 12-1.
Friday 15 September 2017: 8:45am
Kate Middleton’s food cravings during her pregnancy, according to a source, has given people a huge clue into the gender of the child.
A royal insider told the Daily Star: “Kate has always wanted a third child.
“She has been trying for another baby for months…she is suffering from nausea and morning sickness again, and she cannot stop eating spicy food and candy.”
Friday 15 September 2017: 7:38am
The Duchess is reportedly considering a home birth after having her first two children at the hospital.
A source told MailOnline: “The Duchess knew it wasn’t possible for her first baby to be born at home, but she asked for a home birth for the second.
“Officials and doctors thought it too risky. There was concern and in the end she decided against it.”
It’s believed the Duchess wanted to give birth to Princess Charlotte at Kensington Palace but ended up taking advice from medics.