Kate Middleton's due date is finally revealed

Lauren Sharkey

April showers bring royal babies.

According to a Kensington Palace spokesperson, the Royal Highnesses are “delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in April.”

There was speculation that Prince William had given away Kate Middleton's due date in early September when he told members of the public “we just need Catherine to get over this first bit, then we can start celebrating next week.”

This led many to believe that the duchess was around 11 weeks pregnant at the time and would hit the 12 week point, marking the second trimester, a few days later.

Kate Middleton and Prince William will welcome their third child in April. Photo: Getty Images
The date could be close to their wedding anniversary. Photo: Getty

The date could be close to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding anniversary, which is April 29, or Princess Charlotte‘s birthday, May 2.

Middleton has been suffering from extreme morning sickness since the start of her pregnancy, forcing Kensington Palace to announce the royal’s pregnancy early.

The Duchess of Cambridge made an unexpected visit to Paddington Station on Monday morning, where the news was revealed. Photo: Getty Images
The Duchess got into the swing of things as Prince William and Prince Harry looked on. Photo: Getty Images
The Duchess' tiny bump could be seen in her stunning Orla Kiely dress. Photo: Getty Images

She made her first appearance in six weeks last Tuesday to celebrate World Mental Health Day with another surprise visit on Monday to Paddington station.

It was also announced today that the Duke and Duchess will be making a trip to Norway and Sweden in early 2018 for yet another royal tour.

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