"Good news," indeed!
On Tuesday, Prince William was all smiles during his first public appearance since Kensington Palace announced that Kate Middleton is pregnant with their third child. During a visit to the National Mental Health and Policing Conference in Oxford, the Duke of Cambridge commented on his wife's pregnancy, saying, "It's very good news." Mark Collins, chief constable of Dyfed-Powys Police, teased him about the timing of the announcement. "May I congratulate you and the Duchess of Cambridge on your wonderful news yesterday," he told William, "and may I personally thank you for saving the announcement for the day before the national conference!"
The new royal baby will become the fifth in line to the throne when he or she is born, pushing Prince Harry into sixth place. Kate made the pregnancy announcement earlier than expected, as she was forced to pull out of forthcoming engagements because of severe morning sickness.
"We need Catherine to get over this first bit and then we can start celebrating. It's always a bit anxious to start with, but she's well," William said. However, since Kate is again suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum, the prince added, "There's not much sleep going on at the moment."