Royal couple, Prince William and Kate Middleton, who are expecting their third child. PHOTO | COURTESYRoyal couple, Prince William and Kate Middleton, who are expecting their third child. PHOTO | COURTESY
By JAMES KAHONGEH

Prince William and Kate Middleton are expecting another child, the couple’s third-born. The news of Kate’s pregnancy was announced by Kensington Palace, to jubilation, hilarity and nonchalance among royal affairs enthusiasts across the world.

Twitter has been aflame since the announcement, with some congratulating the couple, while other mischievous Twitter users have been satirising the developments at the Kensington Palace.

Interestingly, few folks seem to recall that the couple have a second child.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who wed in 2011, welcomed their firstborn child Prince George in July 2013, and the second-born Princess Charlotte in May 2015.

But while the world celebrates and jests the couple, Kate has her own problems to mind. Similar to her previous pregnancies, Kate has hyperemesis gravidarum, an extreme, persistent nausea and vomiting problem, worse than morning sickness.

Under the rules of the British monarchy, the child would be the fifth in line to the throne, after Prince Charles, Prince William, its brother Prince George and its sister Princess Charlotte. Prince Harry, its uncle, has been elbowed to the sixth in line to the throne.