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 are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their third child pic.twitter.com/DZCheAj1RM
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) September 4, 2017
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.
Poor people of Great Britain… One more mouth to feed.
— ★ Zé ★ (@Ze_M63) September 4, 2017
The money the crown gives to the treasury far outweighs what they get back but you keep believing that 🙄🙄
— Jess (@jessthomas195) September 4, 2017
Absolutely fantastic news for The Duke and Duchess!
— Royal Life Magazine (@RoyalLifeMag) September 4, 2017
Hang on. How much is this going to cost us…
— Laurence (@lasargent61) September 4, 2017
Great news for the Duke not so much the Duchess who has to deal with the extreme morning sickness
— Kevin G Conroy (@KevGeo2011) September 4, 2017
— Richard Bailey (@RichBails) September 4, 2017
I like that you’re planning ahead William pic.twitter.com/9Pvl4dF2nr
— Ethan (@ethan_lee_) September 4, 2017
give these people jobs they’re bonking out of sheer boredom now https://t.co/CXrwdaIVot
— beth mccoll (@imteddybless) September 4, 2017