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Old 12-03-2012, 02:42 PM
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Various tweets/reports claim that the royal family just found out the news today before William took her to the hospital. If that is true, I can't imagine she would've told "friends" anything, probably just her parents.
First of all, Congratulations :)

They might not have told ALL family members. Just the closest. But when it comes to this friend who told the press. Who knows, maybe a little test? Checking if someone is discreet enough to become a god-parent? Just an idea of course ...
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:44 PM
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Congratulations to TRH! Wishing Catherine well.
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:48 PM
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Well that's lovely. :) thanks for letting me know. Also your faith in the Nurses and Doctors at hospitals, particularly that one, does amuse me.
I'm glad I amuse you, that's set my mind at ease.

Doctors and nurses are not mute robots. They have conversations with each other in open areas of the hospital which can be overheard, despite best efforts. Or maybe someone working in the hospital pharmacy might let it slip, or one of the administrators who deal with the hospital's records. Or a porter transporting files around the hospital. There are simply too many people who could easily find out, even in a private hospital, to keep it a secret.
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:51 PM
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Congrats....to them both....hope she is feeling better soon.
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:52 PM
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I'm glad I amuse you, that's set my mind at ease.

Doctors and nurses are not mute robots. They have conversations with each other in open areas of the hospital which can be overheard, despite best efforts. Or maybe someone working in the hospital pharmacy might let it slip, or one of the administrators who deal with the hospital's records. Or a porter transporting files around the hospital. There are simply too many people who could easily find out, even in a private hospital, to keep it a secret.
EIIR is correct, nurses and doctors, and everyone else who works in a hospital talks. I know, I work in one. A few years ago we had a major political figure who checked into our hospital. Someone from housekeeping leaked it to the press that he was here and his office had to put out a statement. That employee was fired for breaching the confidentiality of the patient.
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:54 PM
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I am so happy for them! I hope Catherine's ok and the morning sickness thing isn't too serious. I had managed not to notice till I opened TRF and am in fact quite mad that no one had told me about these joyous news
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President Obama and his wife have sent their congratulations to William and Kate.
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:56 PM
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Congrats to the happy couple!!!
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:58 PM
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It's been great to see all of the well-wishes for the couple and their little one. :)

I'd just like to echo that I think it's best that they officially announced the pregnancy rather than waiting it out. There's no way they could keep this secret, no way.
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:04 PM
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President Obama and his wife have sent their congratulations to William and Kate.
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:16 PM
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Very happy news for me to wake up to this morning!
I'm delighted for Their Royal Highnesses and wish them a healthy bonny baby, and good health to the Mama-to-be.
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:20 PM
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Congrats, Congrats, CONGRATS!

I hope all ends well for her and baby...
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:21 PM
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Britain's Kate and Prince William expecting a baby | GulfNews.com

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Old 12-03-2012, 03:25 PM
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Congratulations to Will & Kate! I hope once this bad spell passes, she will have a healthy easy pregnancy.

According the Ancient Royal Chinese charts - looks like a boy King
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:28 PM
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My local newspaper issued a special online edition just now with 'Here Comes the Heir' in big bold type
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:30 PM
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Oh I forgot:

Congrats to HM the Queen & HRH the Duke of Edinbourgh!
Congrats to HRH Charles, Prince of Wales!
Congrats to Mr. Michael & Mrs. Carole Middleton!

And Princess Diana must be very happy in Heaven...
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:32 PM
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The press said it in they are right........ congrats to them i know harry will be happy when he find out.
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:42 PM
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Great news! Congratulations to the parents-to-be and the whole Royal Family!

Hope Catherine gets better soon
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:45 PM
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I have just heard the news...I am happy for them. I also think that they made the announcement because of her entrance in the hospital...however I am pretty sure that morning sickness was not the reason, no one will go to the hospital because of morning sickness..
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So very exciting! Congratulations to the parents and grandparents to be!
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