The Second Royal Baby Is Due In April

Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting their second child in April 2015.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their baby in April 2015. Read the announcement on TRH's website: http://t.co/w4SXHDasDC

09:33 AM – 20 Oct 2014
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their baby in April 2015. Read the announcement on TRH’s website: http://t.co/w4SXHDasDC

10:33 AM – 20 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The official statement seemed to suggest rumours the couple were expecting twins are false:

Rebecca English
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So no twins then. Just the one baby (unless everyone gets a very unexpected surprise) #kate #royalbaby

Mon Oct 20 09:44:47 UTC+0000 2014
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Rebecca English@RE_DailyMailFollow

So no twins then. Just the one baby (unless everyone gets a very unexpected surprise) #kate #royalbaby

10:44 AM – 20 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in April 2015. The Duchess of Cambridge continues to be affected by Hyperemisis Gravidarum, but her condition is steadily improving.

The duchess is suffering from acute morning sickness (or hyperemesis gravidarum), which also affected her during her pregnancy with their first son, Prince George. The condition affects less than 2% of pregnant women.

The condition often means sufferers require supplementary hydration, nutrients, and medication, the BBC reported.

The duchess has been forced to cancel a number of public events due to the illness, including her first overseas trip to Malta in September, but she will join her husband in welcoming the president of Singapore to London on Tuesday, the palace said.

The pregnancy and birth of Prince George set off a frenzy among media and royal watchers.

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