Duke and Duchess of Cambridge expecting third child in April

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge expecting third child in April

William and Kate are expecting their third child in April

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Prince William and Kate Middleton are expecting their third child in April, a spokesperson has confirmed.

The Duchess of Cambridge's pregnancy was announced over a month ago, but the time scale of the pregnancy had remained a secret until now and prompted fevered speculation from fans of the royal family.

A statement from Kensington Palace said the couple were "delighted" to be welcoming the latest addition to their family.

The Duke and Duchess, who married in 2011, already have two children - Prince George, born in July 2013, and Princess Charlotte, born in May 2015.

Some have expressed hope that the baby will arrive on April 29 - which will be William and Kate's seventh wedding anniversary.

Early betting odds suggest the bookies believe the baby will be a girl, and she will be called Alice.