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Kate Middleton Pregnancy Watch Day 1: Kate’s ‘Inner Circle Buzzes’

by | 8th, September 2014

V crews set up their cameras in front of Kensington Palace, London, the official residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge after the announcement that the Duchess is expecting their second child.


KATE Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, is pregnant with her second child. The media reacts:

The Times:

The spare is on its way. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their second baby, it was announced today in a public statement that came close to repeating the drama of the news of her first pregnancy two years ago. Once more the Duchess is suffering from acute morning sickness – and once more the couple have been bounced into revealing the news earlier than they would have liked.

Huzah! But how do we know she’s with Princess or Prince?

In July a number of bookmakers suspended betting after Jessica Hay, who was at school with the Duchess and successfully anticipated the first pregnancy announcement, said that the Duchess’s inner circle was “buzzing with the news that she is pregnant.”

Kate’s inner circle is buzzing. That’s how the Royal body clock works it’s got a built-in alarm. It it clinks, the Royal Footman could be out of a job as Kate gives birth to a Tea’s Maid.

The Express says Prince William “hinted he may not be relishing sleepless nights with a crying newborn”.

Maybe the nanny can move a few doors further down the corridor?

The Daily Mail leads with Prince Harry’s reaction:

I’d love to see him cope with a girl… I can’t wait to see him suffer!’: Cheeky Harry teases William as it’s revealed Kate is pregnant with their second child – but suffering from severe morning sickness

Do royal women suffer more than the men? They mostly outlive them. But it can be rough.

Kate Middleton is treated at Kensington Palace for acute morning sickness which can leave sufferers dangerously dehydrated and vomiting up to 30 times a day

No-one mention Diana’s eating, ok.

But who cares what ‘the spare’ Harry thinks? The Telegraph notes:

…royal biographer Penny Junor told The Telegraph, the position of ‘spare’ can present a challenge too. “I think being a spare is actually a very, very difficult position for a member of the royal family,” she said. “For a start, to be called spare is pretty insulting and it leads a child to feel perhaps not so important as their older brother. They know that the older brother is being groomed for something special, but what are they being groomed for?”

Polo? Bone marrow?

“I think it might be easier for the spare if this new baby turns out to be a girl because then, I think, there are no comparisons about looks or about brains. A girl and a boy – they’re different anyway.”

The Mirror creates a list of “five things” you need to know.  Helen Horton is in full mode:

Second-born children are more likely to be rebellious…

Children who are born second are more likely to compare themselves to others,

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