A leading royal commentator has said the timing of the royal baby would be a welcome relief from the sadness created by the 20-year anniversary of Diana, Princess of Wales
Kensington Palace announced today Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, were expecting their third child.
The Duchess is resting at home as she suffers from hyperemesis gravidarum, or extreme morning sickness, which she has endured in her two previous pregnancies.
Dickie Arbiter, a former spokesperson for Buckingham Palace, said the timing was good, so soon after the 20-year anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.
He said: "It’s good news, as this past weekend was the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the death of Diana. People were sad then.
"It’s a poignant time for William. He and Harry have spoken a lot over the past few weeks about their mother, life with her, how she was. Now to have a pregnancy and third child on the way, it gets away from the bad news.
"People do enjoy the idea of a baby, whether it's in the family or someone else’s family, and a royal baby takes their mind off Brexit, North Korea, and what’s happening in America with Donald Trump."