Double joy for Kate and Wills
Amazing new details have come to light about Prince William and Duchess Kate’s pregnancy and the upcoming birth of their historic twins.
Well-placed palace insiders tell New Idea that the royal parents have already picked out names for their newborn babies – believed to be a boy and a girl – and are in the process of interviewing for another nanny to help with their young brood.
Wills and Kate, both 35, are also discussing plans to make even more renovations to Kensington Palace to allow for the babies, who will be the first twins born in the royal family in more than 700 years.
But in the most surprising twist to date, sources tell New Idea that the duchess is already five months along – two months more than what was previously believed – meaning that we will meet their double-bundle of joy early in the New Year.
‘Wills and Kate have certainly been busy making arrangements for not just one, but two royal babies,’ the insider tells New Idea. ‘Kate’s well and truly in organising mode, and wants to be on top of everything before the babies arrive.
‘She and Wills have already chosen names – we’ve been told that they’re looking at Elizabeth for a girl, after their Queen, of course, and Henry for a boy.
‘Prince Harry has been such a wonderful part of their lives, and they wanted to name their new twin after William’s brother.
‘They’re also interviewing for another nanny to help Maria and they’re looking to arrange even more renovations to make an extra nursery. Maria will keep looking after Prince George and Princess Charlotte, and the new nanny will solely mind the twins – Kate just thinks it makes sense to work it that way.
‘They’re also thinking of hiring a night nanny for the early months, but Kate wants to wait and see. She’s keen to do as much of it as she can herself – but of course with George at school and all the official duties, she accepts that might be a little ambitious.
‘But the biggest secret is that Kate is further along than anyone thought. She wants to keep that under wraps – and that’s why she hasn’t been seen out as much as people thought.’
Sources tell New Idea that the duchess’ struggles with hyperemesis gravidarum – extreme morning sickness – have been worse than with her earlier pregnancies. Medical experts say the debilitating condition is a lot more prevalent in mums expecting twins – leading some to suggest that Kate could be suffering from the effects from the illness even more with this pregnancy.
‘Hyperemesis gravidarum is a horrendous and gruelling condition that can last for months and months,’ says a friend of Kate’s. ‘She’s feeling a lot more poorly than she did with George and Charlotte, and she’s convinced it’s because she’s expecting twins. It’s been a very tough pregnancy for her
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so far, she’s just hoping she feels better soon.’
While Kate is expected to make her first public appearance since announcing her pregnancy on October 10, sources close to the duchess say she won’t be pushing herself in the coming months.
It’s believed Kate will cut back on royal duties in the first year after the twins are born, now that the pressure has been taken off her after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s triumphant appearance at the Invictus Games in Toronto.
‘No-one is putting any pressure on the duchess to recommence her royal duties anytime soon,’ says a senior palace courtier. ‘Her health – and the health of her twins – is the most important thing.
‘Now that Harry and Meghan have made their first public appearance, the pressure’s off for Kate. She can relax a little and take care of her family.’ NI
The royal couple are planning more renovations to Kensington Palace to welcome their bubs. ‘Super Nanny’ Maria is helping shape the young royals’ future. Kate’s extreme morning sickness is much worse because she is carrying twins.