The palace announced today that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting a baby.

Twitter users were, once again, prescient and called the pregnancy before it was announced.

Scientific evidence! Rumors swirled for days among media outlets.

The wait is over.

And the squeeing begins!

The official announcement:

Just one question, in the spirit of Twitter: Will they name the baby “hashtag?”

This Twitter user thinks it is cause for a holiday.

Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge! Wishing you all the best.

Update: The Guardian is live-blogging the big event.

For months? Stay tuned!

Of course, #Kate, Kate Middleton, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate and other variations are now trending in and out.

The palace could no longer keep it secret, because the duchess is suffering from a severe form of morning sickness.

Heh. It’s not just morning sickness, though. It can be very serious.

Joan Walsh backtracks on her mocking of Middleton’s hyperemesis gravidarium. She had retweeted this:


  • Josephine (D)

    Congrats and good luck to the couple. =) <3

    I take it that this is all the Brits are going to be hearing about for the next few days or so? =P

    • LordLieutenant

      You’re probably right. Although we’ll mainly be begging HM to block Charlie from sitting in the big chair for as long as she can.

  • GaryTheBrave

    They should name the baby Hyperemesis Gravidarum.

  • Peyton

    I can’t believe Kate has a royal fetus growing inside of her? An heir you say? Nope not considered a human being yet by the left. If you call extend the human being status to fetuses, then you always run the risk that a blob of tissue could be king or queen of England for 8 months.