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Kate and William, the duke and duchess of CambridgeThe Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are due to have their second child in April next year, Kensington Palace has said.

Kate, has been suffering from another bout of hyperemesis gravidarum,or severe vomiting, which she experienced during the early stages of her first pregnancy.

A series of engagements were cancelled after the duchess’s pregnancy was announced on 8 September but her condition is improving and she will join William in officially welcoming the president of Singapore, Tony Tan, and his wife on Tuesday, as the statesman begins a four-day state visit to the UK.

Kensington Palace said in a short statement: “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in April 2015.