Palace announces Prince William, Kate expecting third child

FILE - In this Saturday, July 5, 2014 file photo Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William watch the podium ceremony of the first stage of the Tour de France cycling race in Harrogate, England. Kensington Palace announced on Saturday May 2, 2015 that the Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted to hospital in the early stages of labor (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, File)

LONDON (AP) — Kensington Palace says Prince William and his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting their third child.

The announcement released in a statement Monday says the queen is delighted by the news.

Officials say Prince William’s wife, the former Kate Middleton, is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum, a form of severe morning sickness, and will not carry out her engagements Monday.

William and Kate already have two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.