A statement from the house reads, “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby. The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry and members of both families are delighted with the news.
“The Duchess was admitted this afternoon to King Edward VII Hospital in Central London with Hyperemesis Gravidarum. As the pregnancy is in its very early stages, Her Royal Highness is expected to stay in hospital for several days and will require a period of rest thereafter.”
While the Queen reportedly had no idea about Kate’s pregnancy until the announcement, plenty of others have sent in their congratulations via Twitter. Here are some of the best celebrity reactions so far:
@Ellen Degeneres: Congratulations Kate Middleton and Prince William. I'm gonna have another cousin! #RoyalBaby.
@Brooklyn Decker: A ROYAL BABY...I hope Royal Baby and Blue Ivy Carter become best friends.
@Josh Malina: I hope it gets Kate's hair.
@Piers Morgan: Congratulations to every magazine editor for calling Kate Middleton's pregnancy - especially those who did covers on it 11 months ago.
@BBCSport: BREAKING: Prince William & Kate Middleton expecting a baby. The news comes 2 weeks since John Terry visited Buckingham Palace. #royalbaby
Prince Charles @Charles_HRH: Text from Prince Harry: "I would laugh my face off if William and Kate's baby is ginger". Not replying. #royalbabyFollow marie claire on Twitter.