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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announce when third royal baby is due

PUBLISHED: 15:39 17 October 2017 | UPDATED: 15:39 17 October 2017

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their baby in April, it has been annouced. Picture: DOMINIC LIPINSKI/PA WIRE

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their baby in April, it has been annouced. Picture: DOMINIC LIPINSKI/PA WIRE

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child in April, it has been revealed.

The Duchess of Cambridge at London's Paddington Station at a Charities Forum event meeting children from the charities they support and the Paddington 2 cast and crew. Picture: JONATHAN BRADY/PA WIRE The Duchess of Cambridge at London's Paddington Station at a Charities Forum event meeting children from the charities they support and the Paddington 2 cast and crew. Picture: JONATHAN BRADY/PA WIRE

Kensington Palace said William and Kate were “delighted” to confirm the month their baby is due to be born.

The Duchess has been suffering from severe morning sickness, hyperemesis gravidarum, which affected her during her two previous pregnancies.

She made a surprise appearance at a royal engagement on Monday where she danced with Paddington Bear at an event involving East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices for which she is a patron.

The royal baby should arrive the month before the couple’s daughter, Princess Charlotte, celebrates her third birthday.

Their eldest child, Prince George, was born in July 2013.

The baby will be born fifth in line to the throne, pushing its uncle, Prince Harry, into sixth place.

It is likely that the Duchess has now had her 12-week scan.

Soon after the news of the pregnancy was revealed in September, William, who was formerly a pilot for the East Anglian Air Ambulance, revealed there was “not much sleep” being had at the main family home of Kensington Palace as Kate fought her severe morning sickness.

“We need Catherine to get over this first bit and then we can start celebrating,” he said at the time.

“It’s always a bit anxious to start with, but she’s well.”

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