The Duchess of Cambridge has been in the spotlight in recent weeks regarding whether she is pregnant or not after she discussed being a mother on a podcast. Appearing on the ‘Happy Mum, Happy Baby’ podcast, Kate spoke at length regarding her pride as a parent, as well as discussing the impact being a children have had on her and Prince William. Speculation has also mounted after Princess Eugenie announced she was expecting her first child with husband Jack Brooksbank, sending Royal Family fans into meltdown.
But while Kate was pregnant with her first son, reports grew that the Duchess may give birth to twins after being hospitalised with a difficult health condition.
Kate was forced to attend hospital after suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, an acute morning sickness which requires supplementary hydration and nutrients.
A report by ABC before she gave birth to George suggested that it is a condition associated with those having twins, while organisation Standford Children’s Health says on its website: “The condition is more common in women who are pregnant with twins or more.
“It’s also more common in women with migraines.
“Women with a family history of the condition or who had the condition in a past pregnancy are more likely to have it with future pregnancies.”
With question marks raised over whether Kate would indeed have twins, Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine, was quizzed over who the heir to the throne would be in such a situation.
She said: “Well it would really be a case of which child appeared first.
“Whether it’s male or female, the firstborn will be in line to the throne. It’s that simple.”
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“I think we’re getting to see the first royal birth where the father himself is present at the birth and sees his new child come into the world.”
Mr Lacey also exposed a key way William would be different to his father Prince Charles, and grandfather Prince Philip, with regards to supporting Kate through her pregnancy.
He told ‘Good Morning America’ in 2012: “I think we will see a very ordinary pregnancy, a very open pregnancy.
“Already the details of what’s happening to Kate are not being hidden as would have been the case in the past.
“And we’re seeing the concern of a very modern husband going to see her in [the] hospital every day.”
George was born in 2013 inside St Mary’s Hospital’s Lindo wing, the same space William and his brother Prince Harry were welcomed into the world.
Kate and William would go on to have Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – both in the London hospital.
Earlier this year, the Duchess opened up on life as a mother to royal children – as well as the future heir to the throne.
She told ‘Happy Baby, Happy Mum’ that she believed all mothers suffer from “mum guilt”, and that “anyone who doesn’t as a mother is lying”.
The royal added: “There’s such a pull, but I am such a hands-on mum, and whatever you’re doing you want to make sure you’re doing the uttermost best job you can for your children.”