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Prince William, Catherine announce due date for next prince or princess

Prince William announced last month that Kate was expecting a second baby to join Prince George who was born in July last year.

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Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge hold their new born son George, in July of last year, as they pose for photographers outside St. Mary's Hospital. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have confirmed on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, that their second baby is due in April — the first time they've offered a month for the royal birth.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have confirmed that their second baby is due in April — the first time they've offered a month for the royal birth.

William, grandson of Queen Elizabeth and second-in-line to the throne, announced last month that Kate was expecting a second baby to join Prince George who was born in July last year, but no date for the birth was disclosed at the time.

Kensington Palace also said in a statement Monday that the duchess, who has been sidelined by a prolonged bout of severe morning sickness, continues to improve.

The former Kate Middleton and Prince William are scheduled to welcome Singapore President Tony Tan when he arrives on a four-day state visit this week. She is also expected to attend the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 award ceremony.

The duchess canceled several engagements after her second pregnancy was announced in early September. She had acute morning sickness during the first trimester of her pregnancy with Prince George.

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