0 Kate Middleton pregnant 2017: Duchess of Cambridge CONFIRMS third pregnancy after months of royal baby rumours, here's all the baby clues we missed
KATE Middleton has confirmed she and Prince William are expecting again.
By Hayley Kadrou
Prince William and Kate Middleton are expecting once again [Getty]
Kate Middleton has confirmed she's expecting her third baby with Prince William.
But ahead of the news that royal baby number three is on the way, rumours had been mounting that the Duchess of Cambridge was expecting a sibling for Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
Here's what you may have missed in the run up to the happy news.
Kate Middleton previously was overheard telling her husband Prince William they would just need "to have more babies" after after receiving a gift of soft toys, hinting the couple could be trying for a brother or sister for Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
Not long after, Closer Weekly alleged that she was rushed to hospital just weeks ago for an unknown reason, but was released the following day.
When the royal was pregnant previously, she suffering severely from hyperemesis gravidarum, meaning she was often in and out of hospital.
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Prince George waves at the crowds during the 2017 Trooping The Colour [Getty]
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After getting married in 2011, the Duke and Duchess didn't waste much time producing heirs.
Kate gave birth to Prince George in July 2013, and not long behind him followed little sister Princess Charlotte in May 2015.
But since the birth of her two beautiful babies, the 35-year-old royal has continued to be clouded with pregnancy speculation.
While Kate hasn't said anything herself on planning for a third, other than the joke on the royal tour, others have chimed in.
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In August 2017, Coral have given fresh odds on the likelihood of pregnancy announcement this year.
Currently, the odds are 1-2 for the Duke and Duchess to break the news in 2017.
They've even gone so far as to offer 10-11 for a baby boy, Evs for a girl.
But how about more than one royal baby? Coral are also offering 20-1 for Kate to have twins, and 150-1 for triplets.
Coral’s John Hill told OK! Online: “The odds on Kate and William revealing they are expecting their third baby this year have come crashing down over the last couple of days as punters are confident an announcement is imminent.
"We have already opened betting on the gender of the next child and we feel it is more likely to be a boy which is the odds-on favourite, while we have also seen some bets for the next birth to be twins," added Hill.
In February 2017, bookies Coral told OK! Online that odds currently stand at 6-4 on Kate and Wills to announce in 2017 that they’re expecting.
Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George and Princess Charlotte walk together to church on Christmas Day[Getty]
According to US Magazine, a friend of the couple said Kate and Wills "want a third baby soon".
The source revealed the loved-up pair are trying to arrange their schedules accordingly.
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