Gloucestershire congratulates The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
PRAYERS are being said in Gloucestershire for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge after it was announced Kate is expecting their first child.
She is being treated for acute morning sickness in hospital and is not yet 12-weeks pregnant.
But many in the county have joined members of the Royal Family and the Prime Minister to express their joy at the news.
On hearing the announcement yesterday afternoon, the Dean of Gloucester, the Very Reverend Stephen Lake, said: "I am sure everybody would join together in wishing the Duke and Duchess every happiness. Our prayers will be with them in the months ahead."
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David Cameron, took to the social media site Twitter to congratulate the couple. He said he was 'delighted' to hear the news adding they would make great parents.
The Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to King Edward VII in London with a condition called hypermesis gravidarum which affects around one in 200 women. It is a very serious form of the common condition morning sickness with symptoms such as vomiting and dehydration. She will remain there for a few days.
Midwife Jean Metson, from Cheltenham’s birth centre, welcomed the news.
“Every mother is different and every baby is different, but each is a little miracle,” she said.
“The nation will be extremely happy with this news. It’s what everybody has been waiting for.”
Emma Williams, chairman of the Stroud Valleys branch of the National Childbirth Trust which offers support to parents, said: "I do feel very sorry for the Duchess of Cambridge. She has a serious condition which requires medical advice."
She added many women experience morning sickness such as steering clear of rich foods and using ginger and peppermint.