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Kate and William baby expected in July, St James's Palace confirms

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting the birth of their first child in July.

St James's Palace and Clarence House have confirmed the month in which Prince William and Kate are expected to become parents.

Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge and Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, leave the King Edward VII Hospital together. Catherine had stayed in hospital since Monday, suffering from acute morning sickness, following the announcement that she is expecting her first child.Featuring: Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge and Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge
Where: London, England
When: 06 Dec 2012
Credit: WENN.com

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"Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in July," the statement read.

"The Duchess's condition continues to improve since her stay in hospital last month."

By referring to "a baby", the statement is thought to have scotched rumours that the royal couple may be expecting twins.

The couple announced the pregnancy on December 3 - earlier than the usual 12-week point after Kate was taken to hospital with hyperemesis gravidarum (acute morning sickness).

The Duchess of Cambridge and Jessica Ennis with her Second placed Sports Personality of the Year 2012 award during the Sports Personality of the Year Awards 2012, at the ExCel Arena, London

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[The Duchess of Cambridge with Olympian Jessica Ennis]

Kate left London's King Edward VII Hospital three days later and later stayed at Kensington Palace for a period of rest.

She made her first public outing since her stay in hospital at last month's BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards.

The first official portrait of the Duchess, painted by Paul Emsley, was unveiled last week.

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