Category: Society / December 3, 2012 4:34 PM EST
The White House congratulated the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their pregnancy news at a press conference on Monday (December 3).
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters, "On behalf of everyone here at the White House, beginning with the President and the First Lady, we extend our congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the welcome news this morning out of London that they are expecting their first child."
The prince's office announced the couple will be expecting their first baby; a child who is destined to be the UK's future monarch, although Kate is in the hospital with a case of very acute morning sickness.
Britain's National Health Service website said the condition was common in the early weeks of pregnancy but did not put the baby at any increased risk.