Prince William visits pregnant Kate in hospital

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Britain's Prince William arrives at the King Edward VII hospital in central London where Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted with a severe form of morning sickness, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012.  Prince William and his wife Kate are expecting their first child, it was announced Monday.  The Duchess of Cambridge is suffering from a severe form of morning sickness in the early stages of her pregnancy, and is widely expected to stay in hospital for several days.   (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
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LONDON (AP) — Prince William is visiting his pregnant wife Kate in a London hospital, where she is spending a second day being treated for acute morning sickness.

William arrived at the King Edward VII private hospital just before noon.

Royal officials announced Monday that Kate is pregnant and suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe form of morning sickness that can lead to dehydration or worse if left untreated. She is expected to remain hospitalized for several days.

The pregnancy comes after a 2011 decision by the leaders of Britain and 15 Commonwealth nations endorsing new rules that give girls equal status with boys in the order of succession.

Experts caution that laws to enact the change have not yet been passed, which could cause uncertainty if the baby is a girl.

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