Prince William and Kate Middleton's royal baby due date revealed

Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be welcoming their new sibling next spring! Kensington Palace confirmed the Duchess of Cambridge’s due date in a statement on Tuesday. "Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in April 2018,” the statement read.

It was revealed in September that Prince William, 35, and Kate Middleton, 35, are expecting their third child together. The pregnancy news was announced because of the Duchess’ severe morning sickness, which forced her to miss engagements including her four-year-old son's first day of school.

The royals will welcome their third child in April 2018 Photo:  JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP/Getty Images

Kate, who suffered from hyperemesis gravidarum during her previous pregnancies, made her first public appearance since news of the third baby was announced on October 10 at a Buckingham Palace reception to mark World Mental Health Day. The expectant royal recently made a surprise appearance on Monday, October 16. "She's feeling much better," William said of his wife during the outing. A Kensington Palace spokeswoman added that Kate is "better but she's still suffering.”

The Duke and Duchess are set to make an official visit to Norway and Sweden next year, when Kate will be well into her pregnancy. Kensington Palace announced on October 17 that the royal couple will travel in early 2018, although exact dates have not been confirmed. William will also make a solo official visit to Finland next month from November 29 to November 30. Kate, who is still suffering from morning sickness, will not accompany her husband. The royals were asked to undertake the trips on behalf of the Foreign Office.

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