The Duchess of Cambridge has spent two days in the hospital for acute morning sickness. According to Clarence House, Kate is expected to spend a few more days in the hospital and requires rest to recover from her illness.
The acute morning sickness the Duchess is experiencing causes nausea for up to five months of pregnancy or even until the birth. It also increases the chance of having twins.
The illness is known as hyperemesis gravidarum. One in 50 pregnancies are affected by it. It usually entails nausea much more serious than a normal expectant mother would.
Doctors have reassured the Will and Kate that it is not dangerous.
The couple was hoping to keep the announcement secret until Christmas Day. However, they had no choice but to make the announcement when Kate was admitted to the hospital.
According to reports, the news of her pregnancy come as a great joy for the Royal family and the nation.
A woman who suffered the same sickness Kate is experiencing with her pregnancy speaks about the condition: