Yesterday my friend Catherine came over for a lovely lunch. She turned to me after we ate and said, “So Kate’s pregnant again?”
“Oh, that,” I said, waving my hand in the air like I just didn’t care and in the most pompous voice imaginable, “Don’t believe everything you read in the tabloids; I suspect they’re going to wait another year or so.”
This morning, on the way to work, another friend texted to say that Royal Baby Number 2 was on its way–I stopped in my tracks at the intersection of Burnside and Alder. Could it be true?! Two friends reporting the same news before I had it confirmed?
Well, folks, this is not a drill–and I’ve been scooped!
Sorry for the terrible photos, I can’t take screenshots on this computer so we’ll have to make do with photos on my phone.
As with the early stages of pregnancy with HRH Prince George, The Duchess of Cambridge is suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, acute morning sickness. I’m afraid yet again the couple would have preferred to wait to announce their happy news, but since The Duchess’s visit to Oxford was cancelled this morning, rumors would have gotten out of hand anyway.
I imagine this will affect HRH’s upcoming trip to Malta–there is a rumor that all future engagements have been cancelled (although I don’t see that on the official site yet), which makes sense, given the intensity of the illness. I was looking forward to the Malta visit, which would have been The Duchess’s first solo overseas event, but if it’s cancelled hopefully she can stay at home and rest, play with George, and re-watch all of “Sherlock” if she so chooses.
What a morning! Royal Baby Watch Number 2 starts now.
And finally, here’s a better view of Their Royal Highnesses’ announcement.
Congratulations to the beautiful Royal couple and to little Prince George! The crazy American auntie/honorary godmother is so excited for you!