Sep 8 12:35
and Prince William are expecting their second child!
"Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are very pleased to announce that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their second child," Clarence House said in a statement Monday. "The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news."
The baby will become fourth in line to the British throne, and push Prince Harry to fifth in line.
As with her first pregnancy, Kate
is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum. "Her Royal Highness will no longer accompany The Duke of Cambridge on their planned engagement in Oxford today," per the press release. "The Duchess of Cambridge is being treated by doctors at Kensington Palace."
The illness may require additional hydration, medication and nutrients. Kate
also required hospitalization during her first pregnancy.
The Cambridges, both 32, welcomed their firstborn son, Prince George, on July 22, 2013.
The Palace is now reviewing Kate's
upcoming engagements, including her two-day visit to Malta scheduled for later this month. The mom-to-be was slated to attend Harry's Invictus Games this week.
Prime Minister David Cameron shared his well wishes via Twitter, writing, "Many congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. I'm delighted by the happy news that they're expecting another baby."