By now we’re all aware of the big news: the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced they are expecting their third child, a prince or princess who will join George and Charlotte in the royal line of succession. Kensington Palace confirmed it on social media, and even though we all had the day off, we couldn’t help but celebrate the wonderful news.
Read the press release in full ↓ pic.twitter.com/vDTgGD2aGF
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) September 4, 2017
Kate is once again suffering from severe morning sickness and was forced to cancel an event that she had on her schedule, leading to the surprise announcement. “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their third child,” read the press release from the Palace. “The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news.”
It’s a big week for the Royal Family. In addition to the baby news, George is set to start big boy school this Thursday at Thomas’s Battersea. No word on whether Kate will be able to take her son or if William will make the school run solo. But we’re sure it’ll go swimmingly. Maybe Charlotte will tag along to see her big brother off. And with any luck, we’ll see photos of the whole event, beause, let’s be honest, pictures of the littlest Royals are what we’re here for.
Prince Harry, who will become sixth in the line of succession after the baby’s birth, was asked about the news on his way into an engagement on Monday, and said he is feeling “fantastic” about the news.
Prince Harry on the prospect of becoming an uncle again. pic.twitter.com/A4YOY8jYRl
— Richard Palmer (@RoyalReporter) September 4, 2017
Us too. The countdown is on for royal portraits, Kate-shot candids; all the baby pictures! And we can’t wait.
Until then, a little reminder of what’s to come:
The countdown is on for new royal baby pictures
Hospital viewsRound 3 at the Lindo Wing.Getty Images
Ride alongAnother baby, another infant carrier. (Or the same one, we have no idea.)Getty Images
Baby loveGah, those chubby little fingers!Getty Images
Peek-a-booAdorable moments like big bro doing that big bro thing.Getty Images
What a tripHmm, where will they go for their next family vacay?Getty Images
Family affairThe next Trooping the Colour is going to look a lot different.Getty Images
Stop the madnessAnnoyingly, more tantrums.Getty Images
Mamma miaBut Kate is used to laying down the law like a boss.Getty Images
Candy girlThen there's the sweet stuff.Getty Images
Blow it upMore faces like this please.Getty Images
Family dutiesWe can't wait for their next tour of Canada.Getty Images
Walk and talkNo, seriously. We. Can't. Wait.Getty Images