The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby, St James’s Palace has announced.

Members of the Royal Family and the duchess’s family, the Middletons, are said to be delighted.

A spokesman said the duchess, who is thought to be less than 12 weeks pregnant, has been admitted to a London hospital with acute morning sickness and is likely to stay for several days.

The baby – the couple’s first – will be born third in line to the throne, after Prince Charles and Prince William.

(via BBC News – Kate and William: Duchess pregnant, palace says)