We Know When the Royal Baby Is Due

by Kadeen Griffiths

In case you somehow missed it, Kate Middleton and Prince William are expecting their second royal baby. The spare to the heir, if you will. Prince George 2.0. Ever since Middleton and Prince William announced her pregnancy, there have been three important questions on everyone's minds. Is she having one baby or twins? Is she going to have a boy or a girl? And most importantly, when is the baby (or babies) due? Two of those mysteries have been solved: Middleton and Prince William announced their baby is due in April, which gives them twice as much to celebrate that month.

(Update: While visiting the Brookhill Children's Centre in Woolwich, a volunteer at the center says that Kate Middleton revealed a more specific due date. According to volunteer Christie Osborne, "I asked when her baby is due and she said mid-to-end of April.")

"Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in April 2015," said the official statement from the Palace, confirming what Bustle writer Georgette Eva had already guessed. "The Duchess of Cambridge continues to be affected by Hyperemesis Gravidarum, but her condition is steadily improving."

Let's set the scene. The date was April 29, 2011. The location was your house, parked in front of the television like you were getting paid to watch it. The event was the Royal Wedding, a wedding that received over 300 million views because it was like watching The Prince and Me, except this was real life. Fast forward four years and there's a good chance that we all might be witnessing yet another royal milestone — the birth of the next royal baby in April 2015. Of course, I already have my fingers crossed that poor Middleton doesn't have to spend her wedding anniversary going into labor, but royal births wait for no one.

In addition, rumors have been flying that Middleton might be having not one but two royal babies — rumors that have now been officially debunked. The statement reads a baby in April 2015, not multiple babies in April 2015 or twin babies in April 2015 or just plain BABIES BABIES EVERYWHERE in April 2015. Sorry, conspiracy theorists, but it appears that if Middleton were having more than one child then she definitely would have let us know by now. As for the mystery of whether she's having a boy or a girl, I suppose that one will just have to wait until 2015 or until someone leaks her ultrasound. We live in that kind of world these days.