The Duchess Diary: Kate Middletonâ€™s Due Date Revealed; The Sour Response to the Duchessâ€™ Portrait (VIDEO)
Plus, what does the Duchess of Cambridgeâ€™s baby have in common with the late Princess Diana?
To the surprise of many royal enthusiasts, Clarence House made a special announcement last week about the much-anticipated royal baby.
â€śTheir Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in July,â€ť the coupleâ€™s office said in a statement. â€śThe Duchessâ€™ condition continues to improve since her stay in hospital last month.â€ť
The baby will share a birth month with the late Diana, Princess of Wales, who would have turned 52 on July 1 this year.
According to a palace aide, there isnâ€™t a set protocol when it comes to due date information, Socialite Life editor Kelly Lynch reports. In fact, when Diana was pregnant with Prince William, the announcement was made less than 12 weeks into her pregnancy.
In other royal news,Â artistÂ Paul Emsley unveiled the official first portrait of the Duchess last week. But the British press and critics alike have not been too kind on the piece of work.
For more on the British royal family, check out the latest episode of The Duchess Diary, hosted by Kelly Lynch, above. What did you think of the Kate Middleton portrait? Share your thoughts below.