Kate Middleton and Prince William took us by surprise when they announced yesterday that they were expecting a baby. Apparently, even the Queen didn't know the happy news.
According to reports, the royal couple were forced to tell the world that Kate was pregnant due to her ill health and fears the news would be leaked over the Internet.
Kate Middleton is less than 12 weeks pregnant, which would explain the couple's reluctance to share the pregnancy news.
The Duchess has been admitted to the King Edward VII Hosptial in London with hyperemesis gravidarum, an acute morning sickness which requires supplementary hydration and nutrients.
She is expected to stay there for several days. Hyperemesis gravidarum affects about one per cent of pregnant women and is usually diagnosed during the first three months of pregnancy.
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