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Kate expecting a royal baby

Posted by: 2UE | 4 December, 2012 - 7:16 AM
Preparations in place for the big wedding day of Wills & Kate

Prince William and wife Kate are set to become parents, with the Duchess of Cambridge announcing she's pregnant.

The Palace has this morning confirmed the pair is expecting, after Kate was taken to hospital with severe morning sickness.

An official statement says the Queen, Prince Phillip, Prince Charles, Prince Harry and both sides of the family are delighted with the news.

But UK correspondent Malcolm Stuart has told Stuart Bocking it appears they didn't even know far in advance.

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What will be the baby's name?

Bookmakers reckon Prince William and his wife Catherine will name their baby after a close relative, with his late mother Diana among the early front-runners.

Betting chains are offering odds on a whole range of markets, from the baby's name to its sex, weight, godparents, hair colour and even the time and day of birth.

The baby will be third in line to inherit the throne, meaning a King John II or Queen Anne II could be on the cards.

Less regal-sounding names like Kevin, Wayne and Sharon all come in at 250/1.

Blog us below what you think the couple should name the royal baby:

Kate’s baby third in line to throne

Royal Correspondent Robert Jobson discusses with John Stanley Prince William and his wife, Catherine, expecting their first child. Whatever the sex of the child, they will be the third in line to the British throne.

Kate on the mend in hospital

The Duchess of Cambridge is continuing to feel better and St James's Palace says she and Prince William are immensely grateful for the good wishes they've received. Stuart Bocking gets the latest from London.


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