It was the news that the world was waiting and on Monday, St. James Palace announced that the Kate Middleton is pregnant with her and William’s first baby.
Kate, 30, has been taken to King Edward VII Hospital in London with acute morning sickness is expected to stay in hospital for several days.
“The Duchess was admitted this afternoon to King Edward VII Hospital in Central London with Hyperemesis Gravidarum.
“As the pregnancy is in its very early stages, Her Royal Highness is expected to stay in hospital for several days and will require a period of rest thereafter,” it read.
So what is Hyperemesis Gravidarum?
It is a very acute morning sickness, which requires supplementary hydration and nutrients.
For women with hyperemesis gravidarum their vomiting can be so severe they cannot keep food or liquid down.
The condition usually continues past the first three months of pregnancy and can pass by week 21, but may also last longer.
It is understood that the pregnancy has not passed the 12-week point and today’s announcement was prompted by the Duchess’s medical condition.