The British royals brought some good news into everyone's lives on Monday morning with an announcement: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their second child, due in the spring of 2015.
In a formal statement (that was tweeted out, because the royals are oh so modern), Clarence House confirmed that Kate is pregnant and currently being treated by doctors at Kensington Palace for hyperemesis gravidarum, a medical condition described as "acute morning sickness" that she suffered from during her first pregnancy.
Luckily, Kate's illness subsided early in her first pregnancy and she maintained a busy schedule of public appearances (during which the fashion-loving public salivated over her maternity style choices and the gambling-inclined took bets on the baby's sex, due date, hair color and more).
However, this pregnancy may prevent the duchess from participating in her most anticipated event yet: a solo overseas trip (her first without Prince William) to Malta. A spokesman told the Mirror, "it's too early to talk" about cancelling the trip.
If she stays home, she'll have plenty of family to hang with. According to the formal statement from Clarence House, "The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news."
Even Prince Harry, who will now be pushed even further down the line of succession? Er, maybe not.