It’s official! Prince William and the former Kate Middleton have let us in on their due date: The royal couple is expecting their third child in April 2018. They released the news today via a statement posted on Kensington Palace’s official Twitter account.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in April 2018. pic.twitter.com/jOzB1TJMof
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) October 17, 2017
“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in April 2018,” the palace tweeted. Which means spring baby! Which means adorable royal clothing with bunnies and chicks! We hope this announcement is an encouraging sign that Kate’s severe form of morning sickness — hyperemesis gravidarum — is waning. Her cheerful frolicking with Paddington Bear yesterday at a children’s charities event was another hopeful sign, maybe. Her surprise appearance there delighted the crowd (and us) and was only her second public appearance since she and William let us in on the pregnancy news back in September.
Meanwhile, in other royal news, Prince William revealed one of Prince George’s favorite movies to a young guest at the same Paddington Bear-attended reception yesterday in London. Hint: It’s not The Little Prince, but the main character is indeed a prince. Sky News Royal Correspondent Rhiannon Mills tweeted this super-sweet video of Prince William talking about his son at the event, which took place on the vintage Belmond British Pullman train at Paddington Station. Mills was clearly impressed with the young guest’s interviewing skills, captioning the video, “We should employ this kid @SkyNews… he got #PrinceWilliam to reveal that #princegeorge likes to watch The Lion King.”
— Rhiannon Mills (@SkyRhiannon) October 16, 2017
In the video, Prince William names the Disney hit The Lion King as one of George’s favorites. We would give anything to hear him singing along with Simba in “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King.” To be fair, George obviously has a bunch of favorites. William was clearly going through quite the list of shows and movies in his head, saying, “Trying to keep [George] off the television is hard work.”
More: Kate Middleton Shares Prince George’s Nickname for the Queen
We’re really, really hoping that Prince George’s journey to kinghood isn’t quite as dramatic as Simba’s (ascension to throne caused by dad being killed by a stampede of wildebeests) and we certainly wouldn’t wish any Mufasa-Scar-level rivalry between George and any future brother of his. But will there be a brother? We hope we don’t have to wait until April 2018 to find out.