24/09/2014 10:47 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Expecting Second Child


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their second child.

Clarence House announced the news because Kate is suffering from severe morning sickness, as she did when she was expecting Prince George.

However, she has not been taken to hospital and is being treated at Kensington Palace. Depending on her level of sickness, she may require supplementary hydration, medication and nutrients.

Excessive Vomiting During Pregnancy

A statement said the Queen and members of both families were delighted with the news. It isn't yet known when the baby is due.

​Clarence House said: "Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their second child."

Prime Minister David Cameron tweeted he was 'delighted by the the happy news that they're expecting another baby'.

The Duchess will no longer accompany Prince William on their planned engagement in Oxford on Monday, Clarence House said.

There is already speculation about what names the royal couple might choose for their second child, with Victoria and Arthur among the bookies' top picks.

You can read more details of Kate's pregnancy news here.

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