Prince William comments on royal baby news

By Emmy Griffiths

Prince William has opened up about becoming a father for the third time, joking that there is "not much sleep going on" at his home at the moment. During an engagement on Tuesday (Sept 5), the royal was congratulated by the chairman of Oxfordshire Country Council, Zoe Patrick, and thanked her, saying: "It's very good news." He later added that he and Kate were able to "start celebrating this week," adding: "It was a bit anxious to start with.”

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Prince William and Kate Middleton
Prince William said it was "very good news"

Kensington Palace announced that the Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant with her third child before Kate reached 12 weeks of pregnancy as she was unable to attend an official engagement while suffering from severe morning sickness on Monday. The statement read: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their third child. The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news. As with her previous two pregnancies, the Duchess is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum. Her Royal Highness will no longer carry out her planned engagement at the Hornsey Road Children's Centre in London today. The Duchess is being cared for at Kensington Palace."

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Prince William and Kate Middleton with Prince George and Princess Charlotte
Kate and William are expecting their third child together

Prince Harry spoke about the news that he was going to be an uncle for the third time during a visit to Manchester on Monday. After he was asked by reporters how he felt about the pregnancy news, he said: "Fantastic, great. Very, very happy for them." Speaking about Kate's condition, he added: "I haven't see her for a while, but I think she's ok." The announcement comes on the same week as William and Kate are preparing to Prince George to school for the first time. The future King, Prince George, starts at fee-paying independent school Thomas's Battersea in south London on Thursday.

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