14/08/2014 16:46 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Kate Middleton Pregnant: Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Expecting First Baby In July (And It's Not Twins)

Kate Middleton pregnant: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge expecting first baby in July (and it's not twins)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their first baby in July, St James's Palace has confirmed.

Kate and Wills will welcome their first child (note, that's one child, not twins as previously speculated), in the summer. Their new arrival will be third in line to the throne.

St James's Palace announced the due date with the statement:

"Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in July. The Duchess's condition continues to improve since her stay in hospital last month."

Kate spent several days in hospital at end of 2012 with hyperemesis gravidarum - acute morning sickness. The condition can be more common in multiple pregnancies, but the official announcement puts paid to rumours of royal twins.

The announcement means Kate will have had her 12 week scan, and she is believed to be around 13-14 weeks into her pregnancy.