St James’s Palace has announced that William and Kate are expecting their first baby in July this year. A spokesman added that the Duchess's condition has continued to improve, since she spent time in hospital last month suffering from severe morning sickness.  The palace also announced Kate is expecting just one baby. Ending speculation she may be expecting twins, which came about as the condition she was undergoing treatment for known as hyperemesis gravidarum – is more commonly experienced by women carrying twins .

And as the Royals may say ‘one is duly pleased with this latest baby news’

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