The countdown for royal baby number 2 begins with the due date revealed.

The Duke and Duchess confirm the due date.

Kate and William confirmed their baby is due in April next year, Kensington Palace said in an official announcement. The royal couple were married in April 2011, making this baby quite the wedding anniversary present.

They also squashed rumours that it could be royal twins.

The official statement read:

“Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in April 2015.”

“The Duchess of Cambridge continues to be affected by hyperemesis gravidarum, but her condition is steadily improving.”

The news comes as a photo scandal erupts in the UK and US.
Kate and William went to the obstetrician for her (we assume) 12-week scan.

But they weren’t alone. The Australian Women’s Weekly report that the paparazzi were there, camera in hand. And got a pic of the couple leaving the office.

And, of course, they have tried to sell the photos.

However, the UK press has said no. All because they were worried they would get in big trouble for violating the couple’s privacy.

Daily Express’ royal reporter said, “Our head of news and news editor feel there is nothing more private than a woman going for a pregnancy scan, if that is what was happening.”

However, the American press has no such concerns, with the New York Daily News running the photos over the weekend, which reportedly show Kate cradling her baby bump and William holding an envelope (possibly with the news whether royal baby number 2 is a girl or boy). And the UK press are fuming over the invasion of privcay.

Kate has been at home sick with acute morning sickness. She is expected to make an appearance later today to welcome the President of Singapore with husband William – her first official appearance since the news of her pregnancy.

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