County delighted over Kate’s baby

Bicester Advertiser: The Duchess of Cambridge at Oxford Spires Academy during her visit to Oxford in February this year The Duchess of Cambridge at Oxford Spires Academy during her visit to Oxford in February this year

CONGRATULATIONS came flooding in last night after it was announced Prince William and Kate Middleton are expecting a Royal heir.

Yesterday’s announcement was followed by warm words from the Rt Rev John Pritchard, Bishop of Oxford, Prime Minister and Witney MP David Cameron and the Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, Tim Stevenson.

St James’ Palace also said the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and members of both families were delighted with the news.

The announcement came after Kate was admitted to a private hospital for treatment for a severe form of morning sickness known as hyperemesis gravidarum.

At the start of this year the Duchess became a patron of Oxford children’s charity The Art Room, which uses art therapy to help youngsters with educational difficulties.

Founder Julie Beattie said: “We are delighted to hear the news about Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Cambridge.

“Everyone at the Art Room sends their best wishes to the Duke and Duchess.”

Bishop John said: “With all the country I am delighted at the Duchess of Cambridge’s pregnancy.

“She has won the heart of everybody and we share her joy and that of the Duke, while sympathising deeply with her morning sickness – it will all be worth it in the end!

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“The Royal Family as a whole has won a very special place in our hearts as we have seen this last year and a Royal birth is always a cause for celebration.

“We look forward to the happy day next year.”

Mr Stevenson, the Queen’s representative in Oxfordshire, said: “I am absolutely delighted the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting a baby.

“This is the most heart-warming and wonderful news and on behalf of everyone in Oxfordshire I would like to offer congratulations to the happy couple and their families.”

Reacting on Twitter, Prime Minister David Cameron wrote: “I’m delighted by the news that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting a baby. They will make wonderful parents.”

St James’ Palace said in the statement: “The Duchess was admitted 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.”

St James’ Palace would not say when the Royal couple became aware of the pregnancy, only saying “recently”.

It is understood the pregnancy has not passed the 12-week point and the announcement was prompted by the Duchess’ medical condition.

For women with hyperemesis gravidarum their vomiting can be so severe they cannot keep any food or liquid down.

The condition usually continues past the first three months of pregnancy and can pass by week 21, but may also last longer.

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11:34am Tue 4 Dec 12

snert says...

I'm glad everyone in the county is happy.
I'm glad everyone in the county is happy. snert
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11:50am Tue 4 Dec 12

Myron Blatz says...

I'm sure people are happy for the Royal couple - just a pity that all the other couples who are also expecting babies aren't given as much supportive coverage in the Press. Will Mr & Mrs Cambridge be able to claim Child Support and free infant milk and nappies?
I'm sure people are happy for the Royal couple - just a pity that all the other couples who are also expecting babies aren't given as much supportive coverage in the Press. Will Mr & Mrs Cambridge be able to claim Child Support and free infant milk and nappies? Myron Blatz
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3:01pm Tue 4 Dec 12

King Joke says...

Well done guys - you've just given Dave and George a get-out-of-jail free card for the next six months as we all focus on a baby rather than the 25% youth unemployment, NHS bed shortages and disability benefit cuts the royal sprog won't be affected by.

We can read all about it in Dave's mate's newspapers as well!

Keep breeding, you might even be able to get another one out to help Dangerous Dave during the election as well.
Well done guys - you've just given Dave and George a get-out-of-jail free card for the next six months as we all focus on a baby rather than the 25% youth unemployment, NHS bed shortages and disability benefit cuts the royal sprog won't be affected by. We can read all about it in Dave's mate's newspapers as well! Keep breeding, you might even be able to get another one out to help Dangerous Dave during the election as well. King Joke
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3:57pm Tue 4 Dec 12

fredford says...

Yet another chinless sponger to add to the collection.
Yet another chinless sponger to add to the collection. fredford
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3:59pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Pavinder Msvarensy says...

Myron the whole clan already live on benefits, in the grandest council houses in the land.
Myron the whole clan already live on benefits, in the grandest council houses in the land. Pavinder Msvarensy
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8:45pm Tue 4 Dec 12

abingdonguy says...

Nice to see im not the only one who doesnt care about this non event..
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"Couple have sex and she gets pregnant" Wow you dont say??

Who cares?

Another Non news day at the mail!
Nice to see im not the only one who doesnt care about this non event.. . "Couple have sex and she gets pregnant" Wow you dont say?? Who cares? Another Non news day at the mail! abingdonguy
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10:57pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Christine Hovis says...

William & Kate will have to opt out of getting their child benefit. Maybe he'll opt to do a self-assessment to see if they can keep it?
William & Kate will have to opt out of getting their child benefit. Maybe he'll opt to do a self-assessment to see if they can keep it? Christine Hovis
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7:54pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Pavinder Msvarensy says...

snert says...

I'm glad everyone in the county is happy.

I'm not .
snert says... I'm glad everyone in the county is happy. I'm not . Pavinder Msvarensy
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7:58pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Pavinder Msvarensy says...

abingdonguy says...

Nice to see im not the only one who doesnt care about this non event..
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"Couple have sex and she gets pregnant" Wow you dont say??

Who cares?

Another Non news day at the mail. Abingdon, you might be wrong about the sex, it could be an Immaculate conception. Now that would be news.
abingdonguy says... Nice to see im not the only one who doesnt care about this non event.. . "Couple have sex and she gets pregnant" Wow you dont say?? Who cares? Another Non news day at the mail. Abingdon, you might be wrong about the sex, it could be an Immaculate conception. Now that would be news. Pavinder Msvarensy
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