Many congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge who are expecting their first child. 

Earlier today, St James’s palace issued a statement with the news, which comes 18 months after the couple wed in Westminster Abbey.

Kate has been on a number of social engagements recently but was admitted to hospital this morning suffering from acute morning sickness and will remain there for the next few days to rest.

It is believed the Duchess is around 12 weeks pregnant and the couple are said to be thrilled with the news.