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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge expecting first child

Swindon Advertiser: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who have announced they are expecting their first child The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who have announced they are expecting their first child

THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting a baby, St James's Palace has announced.

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and members of both families are delighted with the news, said a spokesman.

But St James's Palace said in a statement that Kate had been admitted to a private hospital for treatment for a severe form of morning sickness known as hyperemesis gravidarum.

St James's Palace said in the statement: "The Duchess was admitted this afternoon to King Edward VII Hospital in central London with hyperemesis gravidarum.

"As the pregnancy is in its very early stages, Her Royal Highness is expected to stay in hospital for several days and will require a period of rest thereafter."

St James's Palace would not say when the royal couple became aware of the pregnancy only saying 'recently'.

It is understood that the pregnancy has not passed the 12-week point and the announcement was prompted by the Duchess's medical condition.

For women with hyperemesis gravidarum their vomiting can be so severe they cannot keep food or liquid down.

The condition usually continues past the first three months of pregnancy and can pass by week 21, but may also last longer.

Reacting on Twitter, Prime Minister David Cameron wrote: "I'm delighted by the news that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting a baby. They will make wonderful parents."

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7:09pm Mon 3 Dec 12

Fox in Exile says...

Welcome to another sponger off the tax-payer. It will probably cost the same as every benefit claimer in Swindon during it’s lifetime
Welcome to another sponger off the tax-payer. It will probably cost the same as every benefit claimer in Swindon during it’s lifetime Fox in Exile
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9:27pm Mon 3 Dec 12

The Real Librarian says...

Havent you heard.
they are largely self funding
Havent you heard. they are largely self funding The Real Librarian
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10:25pm Mon 3 Dec 12

Phantom Poster says...

The Real Librarian wrote:
Havent you heard.
they are largely self funding
... and they got all of their land and properties from where? Give it all to me and I'll be self-funding as well!
[quote][p][bold]The Real Librarian[/bold] wrote: Havent you heard. they are largely self funding[/p][/quote]... and they got all of their land and properties from where? Give it all to me and I'll be self-funding as well! Phantom Poster
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10:44pm Mon 3 Dec 12

LordAshOfTheBrake says...

The Royal Family bring more revenue in to this country than it costs to keep them.

I may not be their biggest fans, but they are better to have than to have not.

http://www.telegraph
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The Royal Family bring more revenue in to this country than it costs to keep them. I may not be their biggest fans, but they are better to have than to have not. http://www.telegraph .co.uk/news/uknews/t heroyalfamily/785033 5/The-Royal-family-i s-a-bargain-for-Brit ain.html LordAshOfTheBrake
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11:21pm Mon 3 Dec 12

Phantom Poster says...

So "we're all in it together" apart from the royal family are we?

Are you telling me that the royal family with "scrimping and saving" (sarcasm alert!) couldn't possibly manage to be self financing without the help of the taxpayer? Bear in mind that "self financing" still involves making money from the nations land and property.

What you seem to miss is the symbolism of people on low incomes being forced to contribute to an elite familys exorbitant income.
So "we're all in it together" apart from the royal family are we? Are you telling me that the royal family with "scrimping and saving" (sarcasm alert!) couldn't possibly manage to be self financing without the help of the taxpayer? Bear in mind that "self financing" still involves making money from the nations land and property. What you seem to miss is the symbolism of people on low incomes being forced to contribute to an elite familys exorbitant income. Phantom Poster
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11:21pm Mon 3 Dec 12

Phantom Poster says...

So "we're all in it together" apart from the royal family are we?

Are you telling me that the royal family with "scrimping and saving" (sarcasm alert!) couldn't possibly manage to be self financing without the help of the taxpayer? Bear in mind that "self financing" still involves making money from the nations land and property.

What you seem to miss is the symbolism of people on low incomes being forced to contribute to an elite familys exorbitant income.
So "we're all in it together" apart from the royal family are we? Are you telling me that the royal family with "scrimping and saving" (sarcasm alert!) couldn't possibly manage to be self financing without the help of the taxpayer? Bear in mind that "self financing" still involves making money from the nations land and property. What you seem to miss is the symbolism of people on low incomes being forced to contribute to an elite familys exorbitant income. Phantom Poster
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8:15am Tue 4 Dec 12

semitonic says...

We can't change the status quo but I'd be happy with another day off, around August please.
We can't change the status quo but I'd be happy with another day off, around August please. semitonic
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8:41am Tue 4 Dec 12

LordAshOfTheBrake says...

All of £1.33 per year for each tax payer. Those on low incomes will be getting tax credits, so they aren't really paying anything at all.

Its also a symbolism that brings more income into the country than it costs, so it could even be argued that it costs the tax payer nothing in real terms as its covered by tax revenues collected through tourism and other related means.
All of £1.33 per year for each tax payer. Those on low incomes will be getting tax credits, so they aren't really paying anything at all. Its also a symbolism that brings more income into the country than it costs, so it could even be argued that it costs the tax payer nothing in real terms as its covered by tax revenues collected through tourism and other related means. LordAshOfTheBrake
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8:56am Tue 4 Dec 12

I 2 Could B says...

Fox in Exile wrote:
Welcome to another sponger off the tax-payer. It will probably cost the same as every benefit claimer in Swindon during it’s lifetime
One royal baby compared to around 25,000 people in Swindon alone (and that's just the ones who are solely dependent on benefits for their existence).

I think we all know which costs the taxpayer more.
[quote][p][bold]Fox in Exile[/bold] wrote: Welcome to another sponger off the tax-payer. It will probably cost the same as every benefit claimer in Swindon during it’s lifetime[/p][/quote]One royal baby compared to around 25,000 people in Swindon alone (and that's just the ones who are solely dependent on benefits for their existence). [p] I think we all know which costs the taxpayer more. I 2 Could B
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1:45pm Tue 4 Dec 12

house on the hill says...

If you really are going to be affected by something like this then your life must be very empty and you need to get out more.
I have no time for royalty or celebrity for that matter but I do hope it all goes well for them as for all expectant parents.
If you really are going to be affected by something like this then your life must be very empty and you need to get out more. I have no time for royalty or celebrity for that matter but I do hope it all goes well for them as for all expectant parents. house on the hill
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