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“George is going to be a big brother,” the Daily Mirror tabloid declared, offering to explain “why royal baby number 2 could be a tearaway.” On itswebsite, the Daily Mail promised insights into the “world of a new royal baby: A nursery fit for a prince (or princess), a country home in Norfolk and a big brother who will one day be king.

A royal announcement said the duke and duchess, both 32, were “delighted,” although the duchess was said to be undergoing treatment by physicians for acute morning sickness. Her first pregnancy was also marked by the same condition, known in medical terms as hyperemesis gravidarum.

On Monday, she canceled a planned engagement with her husband in the university city of Oxford, west of London, where the couple had been set to inaugurate a center for the study of China. She had also been scheduled to join her husband and her brother-in-law, Prince Harry, later this week at a sporting event for military service personnel recovering from injury and sickness.

Wish them the very best