Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, is pregnant with her second child, Clarence House confirmed in a statement Sept. 8.
“Their Royal Highnesses, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are very pleased to announce that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their second child,” a statement from the Palace reads. “The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news.”
Middleton, 33, gave birth to her first child, son Prince George, in July 2014. As she did with her first pregnancy, Kate is suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, a rare and acute morning sickness. During her first pregnancy, Middleton’s morning sickness got so bad she was hospitalized. This time, she is being treated at home.
“As with her first pregnancy, the Duchess is suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum,” the Palace statement continued. “The Duchess is being treated by doctors at Kensington Palace.”
Middleton will no doubt remain as slender and fit during her second pregnancy as she did during her first one, thanks to her longtime dedication to health and fitness.
In 2013, Kate lost the 29 pounds she gained while pregnant with George just two months after giving birth with a low-carb diet, running, walking, yoga and circuit-training workouts. Weight loss experts say the best way to lose baby weight quickly is to minimize weight gain during pregnancy by not overeating and staying active. It’s no surprise that Middleton, 32, has shed the baby weight in record time.
The duchess, a former high-school and college athlete, worked out an hour a day and followed a portion-controlled low-carb diet before getting pregnant.
Low-carb diets have been proven to fuel rapid weight loss and prevent disease, said Dr. Jeff Volek, author of The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living.
Friends who have known Middleton for years said she has always been careful to never overeat, and became even more disciplined about her diet after marrying Prince William. “Katee’s quite figure-conscious and she’s very aware that the camera adds a good 10 pounds,” said a source. “She is tiny, with no hips.”