Royal baby shock: Kate’s having twins

Catherine’s babies will be the first British royal twins in more than 700 years.
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It’s official! Prince William and Duchess Kate are expecting twins – and it’s a boy and a girl!

It’s been confirmed that Kensington Palace is alive with double joy celebrations, as the UK royal family prepare to welcome their first twins in more than 700 years.

‘The duke and duchess are absolutely having twins,’ says a trusted high-ranking palace aide. ‘The duchess is having regular ultrasounds due to her chronic morning sickness, and it’s been confirmed that they’re set to welcome two babies.

‘The Queen is delighted – this is a very happy surprise for everyone.’

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Kate’s uncle has also slipped up, confirming Kate’s pregnancy with twins. Revealing that
she was set to welcome ‘babies’, Gary Goldsmith said he was overjoyed by the royal couple’s pregnancy announcement.

‘It’s the best news I’ve had so far this year,’ he admitted to the MailOnline. ‘She’s a natural mother.’

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The twins bombshell dropped just days after Prince William spoke for the first time about Kate’s latest pregnancy. Saying that it was ‘very good news’, he revealed that Kate – who again is suffering from extreme hyperemesis gravidarum – was just a week away from moving into her second trimester.

‘We just need Catherine to get over this first bit, then we can start celebrating next week,’ he said at an official function last week. ‘It’s always a bit anxious to start with, but she’s well.’

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