Despite reportedly being less than twelve weeks pregnant, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had to announce yesterday that Kate was expecting the couple’s third child.
The surprise announcement came after the Duchess of Cambridge was forced to cancel an official engagement she was due to attend as a result of severe morning sickness.
Diagnosed as Hyperemesis Gravidarum, Kate has suffered with the debilitating condition for both of her previous pregnancies. 1 in 100 women are affected with the extreme symptoms of morning sickness known as Hyperemesis Gravidarum, meaning that they are sick multiple times throughout the day, and due to the excessive vomiting and extreme nausea struggle to keep food or even water down.
It comes as no surprise that these symptoms cause extreme fatigue in those that suffer from the condition such as Kate. Whilst attending The National Police Chiefs’ Council Mental Health and Policing Conference today, Prince William gave a brief insight into how Kate was coping, following yesterday’s announcement.
William revealed that he and Kate have been going through an ‘anxious time’ with her third pregnancy so far, and also added that no-one in their family is getting much sleep as a result.
‘There’s not much sleep going on at the moment,’ Prince William said whilst out at a official engagement in Oxford today.
However, despite the difficulties the couple have faced so far, and the severity of Kate’s condition currently, William also described the prospect of becoming a dad for the third time as ‘very good news.’
He also confessed that the couple hope to ‘start celebrating this week’ as the news of Kate’s third pregnancy is now out in the open.
Despite suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum, Kate is still expected to make an appearance in public on Thursday when she drops Prince George off for his first day of school with Prince William.