Royals

William and Kate's third baby is due in April

The countdown is on!

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s third little prince or princess will arrive in April 2018, Kensington Palace has confirmed on Twitter .

The beloved couple have not yet confirmed the exact due date, however there’s a chance the newest royal addition could share their birthday with their great-granny the Queen, who will celebrate her 92nd on 21 April.

Or, if the royal bub were to arrive later in the month, their grand entrance could coincide with the Cambridges’ seventh wedding anniversary on 29 April.

The palace also announced via Twitter that Kate and Wills will take an official trip to Norway and Sweden in early 2018 “at the request of the FOC [Foreign and Commonwealth Office].”

Although exact dates have not been confirmed, the visit could coincide with Kate’s third trimester.

Kate has only just begun to return to public life since the announcement of her third pregnancy.

The 35-year-old has been forced to miss a number of important events -- including her son’s first day at school -- owing to extreme morning sickness or ‘hyperemesis gravidarum.’ The same nasty condition she battled while pregnant with four-year-old son, George and two-year-old daughter, Charlotte.

Despite continuing to suffer, the Duchess recently joined her husband and brother-in-law Prince Harry at Paddington Station, where they visited the cast and crew from the upcoming film Paddington 2.

The golden royal trio were greeted by the film’s famous furry friend and appeared to get on swimmingly. In fact, the expectant mum even mustered up the energy for an impromptu dance with the beloved story book character.

The Duchess twirled, sidestepped and bebopped in a blush pink dress by Orla Kiely. The knee-length look featured a black waist strap, which accentuated her growing baby bump, and was accented with a black clutch bag and block heels.

Kate - who continues to suffer from extreme morning sickness - delighted the world with her impromptu dance with Paddington this week when she and Wills visited the cast and crew of the upcoming film, Paddington 2.

Kate and Wills announced last month that they are expecting their third little prince or princess together.

"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their third child," Kensington Palace said.

"The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news."

Kate delighted fans this week with her impromptu dance with Paddington.
Kate delighted fans this week with her impromptu dance with Paddington.

"As with her previous two pregnancies, The Duchess is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum. Her royal highness will no longer carry out her planned engagement at the Hornsey Road Children's Centre in London today."

It concluded: "The Duchess is being cared for at Kensington Palace."

Congratulations again to the soon-to-be family-of-five!