This just in: Kate Middleton — aka Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge — has been admitted to the hospital with Hyperemesis Gravidarum. Which is acute morning sickness. Which is how the the British Monarchy is confirming that she is, indeed, with child.

This means, in an interesting twist, that last week's issue of Life & Style was actually accurate.

Here's the official statement:

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.

Further information:

Hyperemesis Gravidarum is very acute morning sickness, which requires supplementary hydration and nutrients.


A look back at some coverage of Kate's uterus:

September 7, 2011


November 16, 2011

September 17, 2012


October 1, 2012

November 21, 2012


November 21, 2012

November 28, 2012

[The Official Site of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Clarence House Twitter, British Monarchy Facebook]