The world has a new event to look forward to this year: Kate Middleton’s due date! The pregnant Duchess of Cambridge is reportedly due to have her first baby with Prince William in the summer, according to the Palace.
Palace officials announced on Monday that Middleton, 31, is due to give birth to her first child in July.
“Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in July,” the statement read.
The Palace did not comment on whether the baby is a boy or a girl and seemed to put rumors to rest that Middleton is pregnant with twins by using the words “a baby.”
The child of the Duchess and Prince William will be third in line for the British throne, whether a boy or girl.
According to the Palace, Middleton’s health is improving after she spent several days in the hospital for acute morning sickness called hyperemesis gravidarum.
“The Duchess's condition continues to improve since her stay in hospital last month,” the statement read.
The Palace first announced Middleton’s pregnancy in December when she was hospitalized, debunking claims that the baby would be born in May or June around the time of the couple’s second wedding anniversary.
“Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby," a Palace rep said in a statement. "The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry and members of both families are delighted with the news."
"The Duchess was admitted this afternoon to King Edward VII Hospital in Central London with Hyperemesis Gravidarum," the rep continued. "As the pregnancy is in its very early stages, Her Royal Highness is expected to stay in hospital for several days and will require a period of rest thereafter."
Middleton was reportedly aiming to announce her pregnancy once she was three months, but her hospitalization forced her to announce sooner.