The Duchess Of Cambridge Is Expecting A Baby
The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby, St James's Palace has announced.
Members of the Royal Family and the duchess's family, the Middletons, are said to be delighted. A spokesman said the duchess, who is thought to be less than 12 weeks pregnant, has been admitted to a London hospital with acute morning sickness and is likely to stay for several days.
The baby - the couple's first - will be born third in line to the throne, after Prince Charles and Prince William. Catherine and William, who are both 30, were married at Westminster Abbey in April 2011. As with William and Kate's wedding, this pregnancy will be played out both on a private and a very public stage.
It was the great unsaid. As one historian put it, the first "duty and ambition" of someone in the duchess' position was to produce an heir. Marriages and births are crucial to the very survival of the ancient institution. Even if it's a girl, the government is insistent she will be head of state of Britain and, as things stand, 15 other countries where the Queen still reigns. The law will be changed, they say, to ensure she would not be overtaken by any younger brother. The hope in royal circles will be that the future of the monarchy has now been secured for another generation.
All the directors and staff at Brighton Homes took time out of their busy work schedule to send their best wishes and congratulations to the couple. Nigel Pragnell one of the directors said, we are extremely busy with tenant wanting to move and settle in Before Christmas, but we felt the need that we should send our best wishes to the couple and hence we wrote to them. He further added if you are looking to rent a property in Brighton we still have a few more properties coming on to our books in the next few days and he encouraged prospective tenants to visit www.brighton-homes.com or call 01273 672 333 and register their details. If you are a landlord who hasn’t had luck with securing a tenant then please don’t hesitate to contact us too, he concluded.