The news announced by the British Royal Palace on Monday that Princess Kate Middleton is pregnant with their second baby came as no surprise as many expectations had gone through the media machine in the last three months.
The statement said: “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their second child. The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news.”
Prince William, 32, and Princess Kate, 32, had their first child Prince George in July last year but Kate Middleton had faced very acute morning sickness, which required an in-patient stay at King Edward VII’s Hospital during her first pregnancy. Though she is facing similar morning sickness, she is being treated at home.
“As with her first pregnancy, The Duchess is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum. Her Royal Highness will no longer accompany The Duke of Cambridge on their planned engagement in Oxford today. The Duchess is being treated by doctors at Kensington Palace. She is at home being looked after by the surgeon gynecologist to the Queen, Alan Farthing, and the surgeon gynecologist to the royal household, Guy Thorpe-Beeston.”
Now Kate is around eight weeks pregnant and her appointments begin to be reviewed henceforth owing to her morning sickness, reports said. Her diary is being rescheduled and Princess Kate’s appearance will be on a “case by case” basis.
Britain’s Prime Minister, David Cameron, officially congratulated the Royal couple. “Many congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. I’m delighted by the happy news that they are expecting another baby.”
But the reactions on Twitter were not like they were last year. Here are some of them:
It was the news of all Twitter had been waiting for, said one quickly adding “Well, not quite all…”.
Another said, “Yes, the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting her second child. And the timing – when it comes to the Scottish referendum – could not be better.”
Another expressed her concern over people’s money spent on royal pregnancies wondering where the Daily Mail is hiding at the moment.
In all, the second pregnancy will not generate same enthusiasm as the baby will be fourth in the line to the crown.