Kate Middleton‘s pregnancy was actually set to be announced after Christmas Day, according to the Queen’s former press secretary.
Yesterday, the Palace confirmed the near-constant rumours that Kate was expecting a baby, after she was admitted to hospital with severe morning sickness, where Prince William has been visiting her. Get well soon, Kate!
Dickie Arbiter – who used to work for the Palace – told This Morning that the couple wouldn’t have planned to announce so early:
“They want to manage it. And certainly William wanted to manage it properly, and we’re looking at the very early stages… Probably nine or ten weeks, and they would’ve wanted to do it properly.
“[It would have been announced] probably, after the Queen’s Christmas message, because nothing really interferes with the Queen’s Christmas message – so we’d be talking Boxing Day or somewhere between Christmas and New Year.”
The former press secretary thinks they did the “absolute right thing” though:
“Their hands were tied and it’s better to have announced something rather than rumour and speculation coming out, having seen Kate walking into hospital.”
We’re hoping that Kate‘s feeling better at the moment, and can’t wait to see the third in line to the throne when they arrive next Spring! BS