While attending a royal engagement at St. Hugh’s College in Oxford, England on behalf of his wife, the Duke of Cambridge thanked the crowd for their kind wishes and told reporters that Middleton is “feeling okay” after being treated for Hyperemis Gravidarum, a type of severe morning sickness she also suffered during her first pregnancy with Prince George.
“It’s been a tricky few days. But we’re immensely thrilled,” he said at the opening the Dickson Poon University of Oxford China Centre Building on Monday. “It’s great news, and early days. We’re hoping things just settle down and she feels a bit better.”
“I’m going to look after her now,” he added.
Middleton was originally scheduled to appear at the event with her husband but canceled due to her condition. According a spokesperson for the Kesington Palace, the couple made the baby announcement despite the Duchess not even being 12 weeks pregnant as her Hyperemis Gravidarum may affect her ability to attend upcoming events.
The Duke and Duchess are already proud parents to son, Prince George of Cambridge, who was born July 22, 2013. The royal duo’s second child will be fourth in line to the throne following Prince Charles, Prince William, and Prince George.
Middleton is expected to give birth Spring 2015.