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Kate Middleton is pregnant again

Kate Middleton and Prince William pose with their first baby George.
Kate Middleton and Prince William pose with their first baby George.
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Fashion icon and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton is pregnant again.

The official Twitter of the British Monarchy announced early this morning that Prince William and Kate Middleton are expecting their second child.

The announcement, it seems, needed to be made, as Middleton is being treated for "Hyperemesis Gravidarum," according to a royal statement. Hyperemesis Gravidarum is also known as acute morning sickness. Middleton was also hospitalized with morning sickness, including dehydration, nausea, and vomiting, during her first pregnancy. Prince George, the couple's first child was born on July 22, 2013.

A royal baby, especially one of such prominence, always receives heaps of attention. The future baby will be fourth in line to the throne following his grandfather Prince Charles, his father Prince William, and his 1-year-old brother.

Betting on the name of the baby has, of course, already begun, with the names Henry, Elizabeth, and Victoria leading the pack.  No details have been given yet on the potential due date of the baby, but a source told The Royalist that Middleton is not yet past the 12 week mark.

The expected month of the birth will be announced once Middleton is safely past the 12-week mark.

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