Prince William and Kate Middleton will welcome their royal baby in July, the Palace reveals today (Monday). In a statement on the royal couple's official website, St. James's Palace confirms Kate's due date. "Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in July." The announcement confirms what Examiner.com previously reported as several big hints pointing to an heir due in July 2013.
In addition, Palace officials confirm Princess Kate (as she's often inaccurately called) is not pregnant with twins. The early pregnancy condition the Duchess was diagnosed with raised speculation she could be expecting twins. The Palace's carefully worded statement, however, reveals the couple is "expecting a baby."
The announcement is also an indication Kate has reached the 12 week mark in her pregnancy, and that she's no longer suffering from acute morning sickness. "The Duchess's condition continues to improve since her stay in hospital last month," the statement adds.
Today's update on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's baby marks the first time the Palace has broken its silence on the royal pregnancy, since announcing it in early December. The royal couple broke the baby news prematurely after Kate Middleton's health scare, which had her hospitalized for three days.