The baby of Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate is expected in July, the prince’s office said on Monday.
The pregnancy of the Duchess of Cambridge, 31, was revealed earlier than planned on Dec. 3 after she was admitted to King Edward VII’s Hospital for three days, suffering from severe morning sickness.
“Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in July,” the prince’s office said in a statement, which also refutes speculation that Kate could be carrying twins.
“The Duchess’s condition continues to improve since her stay in hospital last month,” it added.
William, the elder son of heir to the throne, Prince Charles, married the then Kate Middleton in April 2011 and were given the titles Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
The Queen has already acted to ensure the new baby — a future king or queen — will be entitled to be a princess if William and Kate have a daughter.
Under past rules, a daughter would have been styled Lady instead and not known as Her Royal Highness. Only a first-born boy born to the Cambridges would automatically have become a prince.