Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate are expecting a baby in July, the prince's office announced on Monday (January 14), ending speculation that the Duchess of Cambridge may be having twins.
Interest in the royal couple's first child is huge, with particular focus on gender now that the government is passing legislation changing historic rules of succession to ensure the baby will become third in line to the British throne behind William no matter whether it is a girl or boy.
Kate Middleton's pregnancy was revealed in early December when she was admitted to the hospital after suffering from severe morning sickness.
William, the eldest son of heir to the throne Prince Charles, married Middleton in April 2011 and the newlyweds were given the titles Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
William, a helicopter rescue pilot and grandson of Queen Elizabeth, is second in line to the throne, meaning his first child will become third in succession when he or she is born.
Will and Kate's royal baby due in July (0:54)
Jan. 14 - The royal family announced they are expecting the newest member in July. Lindsay Claiborn reports. ( Transcript )