- Kate Middleton, 35, and Prince William, 35, announced they were having their third child together on September 1.
- The Duchess made her first public appearance since the pregnancy announcement this week at a Heads Together charity event.
- Speculation over the baby’s gender and due date has been rife.
- Some fans have predicted the royal couple are expecting twins.
Friday 13 October, 2017: 9:36am
Rumours that Kate is hoping to have a home birth has caused a surge in the number of women asking to give birth at home.
The NHS said: “Giving birth is generally safe wherever you choose to have your baby.
“However, for women having their first baby, home birth slightly increases the risk of a poor outcome for the baby (from five in 1,000 for a hospital birth to nine in 1,000 – almost 1% – for a home birth).”
Kate Middleton, 35, and Prince William, 35, announced they were having their third child together on September 1.
But due to suffering severe morning sickness, like with her previous two pregnancies, the Duchess has been a no-show at many royal appearances.
This week, Kate stepped out in public for the first time since the announcement to attend a mental health charity event.
The occasion was part of a Heads Together campaign led by the Royal Foundation in partnership with other charities, which the Duchess, Prince William and Prince Harry all champion.
There has been a lot of speculation over gender of the baby and its due date, and some even reckon royal twins could be on the cards.
So what would happen if Kate and William did have twins?
While there is nothing to suggest Kate is expecting more than one baby it has led to questions over what would happen to the royal succession to the throne.
The rules were changed so that gender is no longer an overriding factor, reports OK! Magazine.
This means Princess Charlotte will not see her position slip if the new baby is a boy.
Prince George would still be third in line, followed by Princess Charlotte.
The new baby would then be fourth.
Until 2012 when the rules changed, if a royal had twins, it would be the boy who automatically got to wear the crown.
Now, it would be just the first-born who succeeds.
Source : EXPRESS