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Fertile, Wealthy British Couple Expecting Second Child

A picture of the past, a glimpse at the future.

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In the most exciting royal baby news since the birth of Prince George, Kensington Palace has announced that Kate Middleton is pregnant with her second child.

From the BBC:

Kensington Palace said that - as when the duchess was pregnant with Prince George - she was suffering from “very acute morning sickness” and was being treated by doctors at the palace.

The palace said the Queen and both families were delighted with the news.

Prince William and Catherine’s second baby will become fourth in line to the throne, behind older brother Prince George, who is 13 months old.

The news was met with universal (or almost universal) excitement. UK Prime Minister David Cameron was delighted. Labour Party leader Ed Miliband called the news “fantastic.” Gwyneth Paltrow has not weighed in yet, but we can assume (and hope) that her commentary is imminent. And the Guardian asks readers, as the referendum on Scottish independence approaches, if a new royal baby will save the Union.

Correction, September 8, 2014: This post originally misspelled Kensington Palace.