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The Duchess Of Cambridge Is Pregnant With A Second Child

Clarence House announced the news via Twitter.

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According to the BBC, a statement from Clarence House said that the Queen and members of both families are "delighted with the news".

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their second child

Clarence House@ClarenceHouse

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their second child

10:25 AM - 08 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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David Cameron and Ed Miliband offered their congratulations.

Many congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. I'm delighted by the happy news that they're expecting another baby.

David Cameron@David_Cameron

Many congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. I'm delighted by the happy news that they're expecting another baby.

10:27 AM - 08 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Fantastic to hear that Prince George will soon be a big brother! Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their happy news.

Ed Miliband@Ed_Miliband

Fantastic to hear that Prince George will soon be a big brother! Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their happy news.

11:05 AM - 08 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Sky News reported that the duchess is currently being observed by doctors at Kensington Palace due to her acute morning sickness, and that the duke will continue a planned engagement in Oxford today alone.

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PA reported: "It is understood that Kate's pregnancy has not passed the 12-week stage – a similar position to when she was struck by the illness when in the early stages of her first pregnancy." The Daily Mail claimed a royal source said the pair decided to announce the pregnancy because the duchess's morning sickness meant forthcoming engagements would be affected.

ITV pointed out that the duchess was "set to take make her first international appearance alone in Malta later this month", but this has now been thrown into doubt. There are, however, plans for her to be among guests at the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games in London on Wednesday.

AP reported that the new baby will become fourth in line to the throne. Prince Harry will now be fifth.

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According to the Western Morning News, hints that there might be a second baby were dropped on a tour to New Zealand. The site reported: "When William was presented with a lace shawl for Prince George in Wellington in April, he told its creator, Cynthia Read, 'You might have to make another one soon,' prompting the suggestion that a little brother or sister for George was on the cards."

According to the Daily Mail:

William, 32, recently announced his decision to put off becoming a full time working royal in favour of taking a new role as an East Anglian air ambulance pilot.

The new role will allow the couple to bring up their family in the relative privacy of their new home in Norfolk, Anmer Hall.

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The betting on what their second baby will be called has been going on since the first was born.

Paddy Power is offering 10/1 on the child being named Elizabeth, Henry, or Victoria – staunch and traditional royal names – but anyone fancying a flutter could also try Charles at 12/1, James at 16-1, or the 20/1 shot Diana.

Way out at the back of the betting pack is the extremely unlikely Camilla, at 100-1.

The Duke of Cambridge was seen opening the Dickson Poon University of Oxford China Centre building.

He briefly addressed the media.

Prince William says it's been a tricky few days - a week or so - for Kate. "But we're basically thrilled. Early days."

Richard Palmer@RoyalReporter

Prince William says it's been a tricky few days - a week or so - for Kate. "But we're basically thrilled. Early days."

3:45 PM - 08 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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