|HAPPY COUPLE: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge|
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's baby is due in July, St James's Palace announced today [Jan. 14].
Kate's condition is also continuing to improve following her stay in hospital last month for severe pregnancy-related sickness, a spokesman for the couple said. The Duchess is believed to be around 13 to 14 weeks pregnant and confirmation of the birth month means it is likely she has now had her 12-week scan.
“Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in July’’, a St James's Palace spokesman said.
“The Duchess's condition continues to improve since her stay in hospital last month”.
Happy couple: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at the National Portrait Gallery in London last Friday
The Duchess was less than eight weeks pregnant and staying with her parents, Michael and Carole Middleton, at their £4.85million country mansion in Berkshire when she fell ill at the beginning of December.
As her condition worsened and she began to become severely dehydrated, the decision was made to admit her to the King Edward VII Hospital in London for treatment on December 3. Doctors diagnosed her with hyperemesis gravidarum, an acute form of pregnancy-related sickness.
It is likely that Kate’s pregnancy will be monitored by the Queen’s current surgeon-gynaecologist, Alan Farthing, the former fiancée of murdered television presenter Jill Dando.