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Prince William and Kate Middleton Expecting First Child
ABC NEWS/GMA ^ | 12-3-12

Posted on 12/03/2012 8:53:52 AM PST by rawhide

Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton are expecting their first child, the palace announced today.

"Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby," the palace said in a statement today. "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 to King Edward VII Hospital today in central London with hyperemesis gravidarum, an acute morning sickness which requires supplementary hydration and nutrients, the palace said.

"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," the statement said.

The baby will be the queen's third great-grandchild.

(Excerpt) Read more at gma.yahoo.com ...


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Congratsulation!
1 posted on 12/03/2012 8:53:59 AM PST by rawhide
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It's good to be King....

OR Queen in this instance...

My bet..girl, and then boy.

That should put the cat among the pigeons.

Anyway...

RULE BRITANNIA!

2 posted on 12/03/2012 8:59:33 AM PST by Jakarta ex-pat
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To: rawhide

Their child will automatically be in line for the throne since Parliament passed an amendment to the successor act against males have first dibs.


3 posted on 12/03/2012 9:00:59 AM PST by AU72
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To: rawhide

Hopefully we can get rid of that pesky bald gene


4 posted on 12/03/2012 9:05:02 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: AU72

I don’t think that change is official yet.

Good thing they changed the law. The public would be very upset if Will dumped her for not producing a male heir, or worse, had her beheaded.


5 posted on 12/03/2012 9:11:58 AM PST by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: al baby

LOLOL!!!!


6 posted on 12/03/2012 9:18:22 AM PST by YouGoTexasGirl
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To: ladyjane

These people are such useless trash.

Where is the Guillotine when you REALLY need one?


7 posted on 12/03/2012 9:19:03 AM PST by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: ZULU

Right now I’d much rather have their trash than ours!!!...and, theirs is much less expensive than ours...


8 posted on 12/03/2012 9:21:21 AM PST by YouGoTexasGirl
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To: YouGoTexasGirl

I agree


9 posted on 12/03/2012 9:23:09 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: rawhide

Here’s to Kate’s genes dominating Grampy Chuck’s.


10 posted on 12/03/2012 9:23:50 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: rawhide

I can see the name now..

George Carl Peter Arthur Edward Henry Albert William Phillip Greg Bobby Michael Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.


11 posted on 12/03/2012 9:24:34 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: ZULU

But they made it two whole generations without inbreeding again! That has to count for something?


12 posted on 12/03/2012 9:26:40 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: VanDeKoik

LOL. Yes, you’ve got that about right - every name but Adolf. ;-)


13 posted on 12/03/2012 9:26:59 AM PST by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: rawhide

WONDERFUL!


14 posted on 12/03/2012 9:27:38 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: rawhide

I wish Liz would pass the throne to charles so he can pass it on to William & Kate. truly...charles was divorced and shouldn’t have the throne.


15 posted on 12/03/2012 9:30:08 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: VanDeKoik

You forgot “Mohammed”. Isn’t “Grandpa Prince Charles” Muslim leaning? Better stick that name in there as well.


16 posted on 12/03/2012 9:31:00 AM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: Jakarta ex-pat
It's good to be King....

It's not bad being Prince either.....


17 posted on 12/03/2012 9:32:02 AM PST by Iron Munro (Big Moo & Bronco 'Bama = Robbing From The Hood and Boy Blunder)
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To: rawhide

Didn’t we fight a war to not hear about this crap?


18 posted on 12/03/2012 9:35:05 AM PST by bmwcyle (Women reelected Obama)
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To: rawhide

Obviously I was in the wrong place at the right time.


19 posted on 12/03/2012 9:35:52 AM PST by RavenATB
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To: rawhide; onyx
I just pray that Child will still have a United Kingdom to inherit.


20 posted on 12/03/2012 9:38:36 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: MayflowerMadam

No, he isnt.


21 posted on 12/03/2012 9:42:15 AM PST by the scotsman (i)
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To: bmwcyle

Yes, you did, but that dosent mean you cant take an interest in the UK. You dont hate us and we are allies after all.

BTW, didnt you offer Washington the chance to be King post 1783 anyway?.


22 posted on 12/03/2012 9:43:50 AM PST by the scotsman (i)
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To: rawhide
...hyperemesis gravidarum...

aka "puking up my toenails" for those who've experienced it or observed it as the SO.

23 posted on 12/03/2012 9:44:24 AM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: bmwcyle

LOL post of the day


24 posted on 12/03/2012 9:45:35 AM PST by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN)
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To: YouGoTexasGirl
Right now I’d much rather have their trash than ours!!!...and, theirs is much less expensive than ours...

You make a good point there, TexasGirl...

25 posted on 12/03/2012 9:47:12 AM PST by nutmeg
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To: VanDeKoik
George Carl Peter Arthur Edward Henry Albert William Phillip Greg Bobby Michael Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.

You mean George Carl Peter Arthur Edward Henry Albert William Phillip Greg Bobby Michael Saxe-Coburg-Gotha Bus Stop F'tang-F'tang Ole Biscuit Barrel.

26 posted on 12/03/2012 9:47:56 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: VanDeKoik

Hey, what about Mountbatten ?!


27 posted on 12/03/2012 9:49:39 AM PST by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: rawhide






28 posted on 12/03/2012 9:58:39 AM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: rawhide

Congratulations and Blessings!


29 posted on 12/03/2012 10:00:12 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: rollo tomasi

That is so funny!! Thanks, rollo tomasi!


30 posted on 12/03/2012 10:05:12 AM PST by momtothree
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To: the scotsman

No. The word king was one hateful to the ears of Americans and even founders arguing for a strong executive, like Adams, were decried as monarchists.


31 posted on 12/03/2012 10:06:29 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: bmwcyle
Didn’t we fight a war to not hear about this crap?

Well, I think we fought a war to not have THEM telling US how we were to live our lives. Nothing about our being curious about what is going on with them. We fought a war so that we didn't have to pay our taxes for the Royal family without having any say as to how our taxmoney was being spent.

I now have a question for you. If you don't want to hear about this "crap", why did you click onto this article and read it?

32 posted on 12/03/2012 10:06:45 AM PST by LibertarianLiz
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To: VanDeKoik

Or His royal highness Christopher Rupert Vwindemier Vlandamier Carl Alexander Francois Reginald Lancelot Herman...

HERMAN?

...Herman! Gregory James!

(From the “Cinderella” musical.)


33 posted on 12/03/2012 10:14:41 AM PST by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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To: rawhide

hyperemesis gravidarum,...Hell, I have that every Saturday morning.


34 posted on 12/03/2012 10:16:41 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: rawhide

Congratulations, indeed! Isn’t this what dynasties are all about?


35 posted on 12/03/2012 10:17:52 AM PST by PUGACHEV
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To: rawhide

Wishing them well.


36 posted on 12/03/2012 10:30:50 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: bmwcyle; the scotsman
Didn’t we fight a war to not hear about this crap

This is so rude~ How can you consider the birth of a child "this crap"? I for one apologize to you, scotsman... there are many, many Americans who rejoice over this news and are very fond of Kate, William, and the new baby~~

37 posted on 12/03/2012 10:31:49 AM PST by Momto2 (I am praying for Israel...)
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To: bmwcyle

“Didn’t we fight a war to not hear about this crap?”

Let’s see—Bill’s granddad Phil is a prince, not a king, with his Dad (Chuck) being a prince as well. Bill’s a princeling and his son will also be a princeling.

If Liz can live another 20+- years, why England could have a princeling to the fifth power, yet another fifth wheel—a 4th generation for the British people to support in a manner to which the royals have become accustomed.

But that’s their call, yup yup. bmw, freedom from this kind of nonsense was definitely worth fighting for, keeping in mind our own `king’ & his `queen’ and their retinue. And the Bushes.


38 posted on 12/03/2012 10:32:44 AM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: rawhide

Anything that may keep that demented whack-job Charlie from claiming the crown. The British Monarchy would surely never recover.


39 posted on 12/03/2012 10:42:43 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: bmwcyle

“Didn’t we fight a war to not hear about this crap?”

Actually two wars and we still have to hear about it on a daily basis.


40 posted on 12/03/2012 10:44:29 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: T-Bird45

Translation looks to be something like “extremely grave over-puking”. (Sounds like a lot of fun.)


41 posted on 12/03/2012 10:45:54 AM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: Iron Munro

Making babies with Kate... what fun!


42 posted on 12/03/2012 10:54:44 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: rawhide

I feel great empathy for Great Britain. They will have yet another unemployed freeloader to support.


43 posted on 12/03/2012 11:06:57 AM PST by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: rawhide

Thank you!


44 posted on 12/03/2012 11:07:51 AM PST by proudpapa
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To: Iron Munro
I dare say ........... stellar view! Thank you. :O)
45 posted on 12/03/2012 11:17:23 AM PST by Old Badger (Don't bother me! I still like Palin because she will tell like it is! (Newt too!))
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To: Lizavetta

I think that name has proven to be a bit too... explosive.


46 posted on 12/03/2012 11:51:48 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: Momto2

Dont apologise.

I am not that offended, as I am not a Royalist, although I wish them well.


47 posted on 12/03/2012 12:46:20 PM PST by the scotsman (i)
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To: allmendream

Actually I believe you did, but it was nixed pretty quickly.


48 posted on 12/03/2012 12:48:31 PM PST by the scotsman (i)
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To: VanDeKoik

Bada bing!


49 posted on 12/03/2012 12:49:00 PM PST by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Then blame the US media, not us. If its any consolation, you bore the world with reality stars and Hollywood.

So we’re equal.


50 posted on 12/03/2012 12:50:46 PM PST by the scotsman (i)
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