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Royal congrats: Kate Middleton, Prince William expecting baby; Updated

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The palace announced today that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting a baby.

Lovely to hear that Kate Middleton is pregnant. Congratulations to the couple!

— Melody Hossaini (@Melody_Hossaini) December 3, 2012

Twitter users were, once again, prescient and called the pregnancy before it was announced.

After her fab new ‘do, an article said Kate Middleton was pregnant; cause we all know pregnancy = hormone change = wanting a new hair style

— Kendra Lynne (@kendralynneee) December 3, 2012

Scientific evidence! Rumors swirled for days among media outlets.

Just said that the princess is pregnant (Kate Middleton) and my mom thought I was referring to myself #princessprobs

— Stephanie Wolanin (@StephWolanin) November 30, 2012

Kate Middleton pregnant? We run down the signs nyp.st/TqSLf6

— Page Six (@PageSix) November 30, 2012

Friend at Starbucks says I need to cite a more credible source than US Weekly to win the bet that Kate Middleton is pregnant.

— Melanie Shankle (@BigMama) November 26, 2012

Kate Middleton pregnant? Magazine quotes school friend divulging the good news. sfg.ly/X2Gljm

— SFGate.com (@SFGate) November 29, 2012

Why can’t we just figure out if Kate Middleton is really pregnant before trying to figure ANYTHING ELSE out? Please? Thanks.

— Trophy In Training (@TrophyWifeIT) December 2, 2012

The wait is over.

We have an heir, now need a spare. RT @skynewsbreak: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting a baby

— Joshua Treviño (@jstrevino) December 3, 2012

Kate Middleton is pregnant. Looking forward to bad tabload headlines. theatlanticwire.com/national/2012/…

— Matt Sullivan (@sullduggery) December 3, 2012

And the squeeing begins!

EEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!! RT @radar_online: BREAKING: Buckingham Palace has just confirmed that Kate Middleton is PREGNANT!

— Emily Miller (@EmilyMiller) December 3, 2012

there was a round of applause at my office. RT: Kate Middleton Pregnant: CONFIRMED By Buckingham Palace huff.to/Ss89Jk @huffpoststyle

— Lindsay Verstegen (@lindzsays) December 3, 2012

Announced 5 minutes ago and has taken my entire timeline. No not #EndTimes, Kate Middleton is pregnant.

— Heather Marsh (@GeorgieBC) December 3, 2012

The official announcement:

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting a baby – bit.ly/11GYnaj

— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) December 3, 2012

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby.

— Tom Lawrence (@tomlozza) December 3, 2012

Palace: The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry and both families are delighted

— Shira Bush (@ShiraBushFNC) December 3, 2012

Just one question, in the spirit of Twitter: Will they name the baby “hashtag?”

This Twitter user thinks it is cause for a holiday.

If Kate Middleton is pregnant do we get a public holiday?

— Marvyn Harrison (@marvynharrison) December 3, 2012

Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge! Wishing you all the best.

Update: The Guardian is live-blogging the big event.

Mother of all live blogs. RT @guardianus Annnnd we’re live blogging. Duke and Duchess of Cambridge expecting baby: trib.al/PaPsP3c

— Anup Kaphle (@AnupKaphle) December 3, 2012

For months? Stay tuned!

Of course, #Kate, Kate Middleton, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate and other variations are now trending in and out.

The palace could no longer keep it secret, because the duchess is suffering from a severe form of morning sickness.

Kate is in hospital suffering from a severe form of morning sickness known as hyperemesisgravidarum.

— Peter Hunt (@BBCPeterHunt) December 3, 2012

And here we go. RT @gordonraynerDuchess is being treated in King Edward VII Hospital for Hyperemesis Gravidarum, or acute morning sickness

— April(@ReignOfApril) December 3, 2012

Big news in the royal baby announcement: who knew that the real name for morning sickness was “hyperemesis gravidarum”? bit.ly/TxM3no

— Matthew Garrahan (@MattGarrahan) December 3, 2012

Heh. It’s not just morning sickness, though. It can be very serious.

Basic facts about Hyperemesis gravidarum – affects up to 2% of women, could carry on untl birth and Charlotte Bronte died from it. Carry on.

— Jo Simmonds (@TeaToastJam) December 3, 2012

Hyperemesis gravidarum, extreme nasea/vomiting, can lead to dehydration, malnutrition, weight loss. other serious complications #royalbaby

— Allison Hanes (@AllisonHanes) December 3, 2012

Joan Walsh backtracks on her mocking of Middleton’s hyperemesis gravidarium. She had retweeted this:

Difference between you and royalty: Kate Middleton has morning sickness so….she’s in the hospital. bbc.co.uk/news/uk-205863…

— Joe Heim (@JoeHeim) December 3, 2012

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@joeheim @joanwalsh Hyperemesis is not run-of-the-mill morning sickness.

— Jennifer Mendelsohn (@CleverTitleTK) December 3, 2012

I apologize for mocking Kate Middleton’s morning sickness. But be forewarned: Not deferential to monarchy. Unfollow if that’s a problem.

— Joan Walsh (@joanwalsh) December 3, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/12/03/royal-congrats-to-duke-duchess-of-cambridge-kate-middleton-prince-william-expecting-first-child/

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