2013 will decently witness one of the most anticipated births in history, a royal baby it’s expected in July, the third line to the British throne is due to arrive.
”Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in July,” the palace said in a statement. “The Duchess’s condition continues to improve since her stay in hospital last month.”
The pregnant Duchess of Cambridge turn 31 Wednesday, capping a remarkable year un the life of the young royal. Kate married William on April 29 2011 in a glittering Westminster Abbey ceremony in front of a television audience of billions.
Doing the math, if the new prince or princess arrives early, he or she could share a birthday with William’s mother, Princess Diana, who was born July 1. But the due date looks likely to be mid-July. The palace has stamens implies that the royal couple will have one child, dispelling speculation that she is carrying twins. The Duchess is 13 to 14 weeks pregnant, is continuing to do better after spending four nights at a hospital last month because of severe morning sickness called hyperemesis gravidarum.
She had appeared earlier that month to present the Sports Personality Of The Year Awards, but is not expected to travel on any royal tours abroad until 2014.
Amount other things STUNNED art critics last night slammed the first official portrait of the Duchess of Cambridge — claiming she looks 51 and has “Ian Botham’s nose.” The oil painting was unveiled at London’s National Portrait Gallery yesterday and immediately branded “shockingly poor.”
Leading critic David Lee said: “It’s hard to be polite about it. This is boring, dull and utterly predictable.”
Robin Simon, editor of the British Art Journal, said: “It’s the gallery’s fault because it’s encouraged painting based on photos in recent years.
“But the trouble is, you still need some ability with oils.”
The finished painting was shown to Kate and husband Wills in a private viewing yesterday morning.
The Duchess, expecting her first child, later declared it is “just amazing” and insisted: “I thought it was brilliant.”
“It’s beautiful, it’s absolutely beautiful.”
Prince Charles recently delighted at the prospect of being a grandpa, saying, it’s ”a very nice thought of grandfather hood at my old age, if I may say so. So that’s splendid. And I’m very glad my daughter-in-law is getting better, thank goodness.”
A royal spokesman says both will be out of the picture for the foreseeable future with William, 30, carrying on with his day job as a search-and-rescue pilot and Kate putting her feet up and out of the spotlight.