1. Royal Baby
The Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant with her second child. The exciting news was confirmed by a tweet posted from the official account of the British monarchy last night.
Speculation is that she is about eight weeks pregnant. The announcement was made as she is suffering severe morning sickness as she suffered with her first pregnancy.
Since William is second in line to the British throne, this would make the new baby fourth in the order of succession, bumping Prince Harry down to fifth and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie sixth and seventh after their father Prince Andrew.
The Prince has spoken about how excited the couple are to media in the UK.
“She’s feeling ok thanks,” the Prince said. “It’s been a tricky few days, a week or so.”
“But basically we are thrilled, it’s great news, early days.”
“We are hoping things just settle down and she feels better. I’m going to go and look after her now.” Reports The Mirror.
Meanwhile Prince Harry has welcomed the news of the Duchess of Cambridge’s pregnancy as “very exciting” – joking that he cannot wait to see his brother “suffer more”.
He said Kate was coping with her illness and expressed his wish that the couple would be able to enjoy some privacy during her pregnancy.
Betting has already started on the big event with bookmakers Paddy Power offering wagers on hair colour, weight, whether the royal baby will actually be royal babies, and names with Elizabeth and Henry
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2. Gable Tostee
A Judge has described the murder case against Gable Tostee as weak in a bail hearing in Brisbane yesterday.
Judge Debra Mullins asked Crown Prosecutor Sarah Farnden, “The prosecution case is that the applicant wasn’t on the balcony that Ms Wright fell from?”
“That appears to be the most likely scenario,” Ms Farnden said.
The Courier Mail reports that Justice Debra Mullins said the prosecution case may be difficult.
“It strikes me that it will be a difficult case for the prosecution in relation to murder if he wasn’t on the balcony at the time,’’ she told the court. “But that does depend on what comes out in evidence as to what occurred in the apartment before Ms Wright (above) went out on to the balcony. I would have thought it’s a reasonably strong case for manslaughter on the material as it stands at the moment.’’
Court documents obtained by The Brisbane Times show that Tostee called his father at 3.23am just moments after he called for a pizza, and nearly an hour after a neighbor called triple 0.