Prince William Feels Having Twins With Kate Middleton Will Test Mental Health

Prince William knows that having twins will not be easy for him and his wife, Kate Middleton. On Thursday, the Duke of Cambridge hosted a glamorous night at his place to reward those who are working to fight homelessness. The Centrepoint Awards honor seven young people who made huge contributions in education, sports and personal development, People reported. On the said event, Prince William admitted that he has been catching up on much sleep as much as possible before he and Middleton welcome their third royal baby. "Our third child is due in April, I'm getting as much sleep as I can," the Duke told Raymond Stoner of Anston Properties. When Stoner told the prince that he could save time by having twins, Prince William gave a surprising and funny response. "Twins? I think my mental health would be tested with twins," Middleton's husband said. "Two is fine — I don't know how I'm going to cope with three, I'm going to be permanently tired," Prince William reportedly told another guest. Prince William and Middleton are already parents to 4-year-old Prince George and 2-year-old Princess Charlotte. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have just returned from their four-day Scandinavian tour. After visiting Sweden, Prince William had some realizations and has decided to allow his kids to enjoy outdoors more. "The Swedish love of the outdoors - the way you embrace your climate and environment and are committed to ensuring future generations can do the same; the fact that you do so when it is so cold is really inspiring," Prince William said. "One lesson that we will take home with us is that children are actively encouraged to spend time outdoors, whatever the weather. This is obviously very good for their physical health but, as we learnt this morning at the remarkable Karolinska Institute, it has huge benefits for a child's mental health as well," he added. During their visit in Sweden, Prince William and Middleton played bandy hockey, one of the most Continue Reading

Meet New York’s Kate Middleton, Ted Cruz and the other Matt Harvey

What’s in a name? Free bubbly for a certain actress in an Off-Broadway whodunit; the stink-eye for one music producer and curve ball questions for one banking adviser. Meet Kate Middleton, Ted Cruz and Matt Harvey, three New Yorkers who are name twins with celebrities — and deal with the pros and cons of being on the A-list, even if they’re not. “Everybody cracks the same jokes,” says Middleton, an actress who has to deal with comments about a certain future Queen. One-liners on frequent rotation: What’s your due-date? Can I see your ring? Where’s William? Middleton, who’s rehearsing the comedy “Shear Madness” beginning performances on Oct. 22, she’s got a ready response for that last one. “I always say, ‘He’s babysitting while I’m here.’” “But it comes in handy in auditions,” Middleton says. “It’s the best icebreaker ever.” Cruz, 42, a producer and keyboardist who runs Instant Culture Music, also gets looks and queries from strangers when they hear his name, which he shares with a very conservative Texas senator and presidential hopeful. “I gave a bartender my credit card and she did this major double take and gave me this look,” says Cruz about a recent visit to Upland on Park Ave. South. A double-take, but no freebie. “I wish,” says Cruz, who's performing at Signature Center at 6 p.m. on Oct. 27, adding that he’s not gotten anything gratis for being a famous-name copycat. (Maybe New York is too liberal.) Harvey, 50, a professional management consultant who deals with banks, relates to dealing with wild pitches. Returning from a trip to Asia, a customs officer saw his name on his passport and jokingly treated him like the Mets flamethrower. “Aren’t you supposed to be pitching tonight?” the guard asked. Harvey had no idea what the guy Continue Reading

Heir travel: Here’s a must-see itinerary for Prince William, Kate Middleton and little Prince George on their trip to New York City

The British are coming — and New York is ready to give them a royal welcome. Prince William and Kate Middleton are expected to visit the city next month to announce their new wildlife charity — and rumor has it that 16-month-old Prince George will be in tow. This is the first trip to the Big Apple, ever, for the duchess of Cambridge — who is expecting her second bundle of royalty in April — and she’ll have just three days to experience the best of the city. “It’s easy to understand the appeal — December is a special time of year in New York,” says NY1 anchor Pat Kiernan. “I hope they don’t think they’re the only ones with the idea, though.” Indeed, there will be crowds because the winter is when New York comes alive — and the epicenter is the ultimate one-spot holiday trifecta: Rockefeller Center’s world-famous ice skating and Christmas tree, and the Rockettes at Radio City. But that’s just the beginning. The Daily News reached out to New York royalty — diva moms, celebs, royal-watchers and even residents of, ahem, Kings and Queens counties — to draft the ultimate itinerary for a one-of-a-kind, family-friendly visit fit for a princess, her princeling and her royal posse. Prince George loves petting zoos, so he’ll go wild for a trip to the Central Park Zoo’s goats and sheep. “This is perfect if they’re too pressed for time to hit the Bronx Zoo,” says Lyss Stern, founder of the Divalysscious Moms lifestyle site and a mother of two boys, 7 and 10, and an 8-month-old girl. And, she points out, the zoo is so close to Serendipity for frozen hot chocolate — “a must that every kid should experience in New York.” Also in Central Park, the royals should take a horse-drawn carriage ride before Mayor de Blasio reins them in. “Get ’em while you can,” says Continue Reading

Kate Middleton pregnant: New York City moms give Prince William’s wife some parenting tips

Sharay Brown , 29, a physician’s assistant, with baby Tison, 7 months, in Union Square: “Prepare for wonderful times — and long nights. She’ll need the help. You should have a community and loving environment that fosters a good baby.” Michaela Monahan , 33, a full-time mom, from midtown: “Sleep whenever you can. Sleep when your baby sleeps. Parents are so critical, but as long as she listens to herself and doesn’t read tabloids, it’s okay.” Christa Sagebin , 28, a full-time mom, from Murray Hill: “Listen to your intuition. Don’t read too many books because you’ll have a lot of different opinions. Your baby is unique and moms just know. I’m still trying to figure it out.” Nadia Kraisch , 25, a full-time mom from Bay Ridge: “Get used to changing diapers. A lot of diapers. You’ll need play dates to introduce them to other children and so they learn to share.” Tessa Lou Fix , 35, artist and fashion designer from Chelsea: “What helped me the most [with morning sickness] were seasick bands and ginger syrup for tea.” Christina Amendolia , 39, full-time mom, from Chelsea: “Take time in the evening to have a drink or have dinner [with your husband]. There’s not a lot of time out, but a lot of time in.” Melissa Stollman , 40, a rabbi, from Union Square who has a son and is expecting twins: “People told me it’s hard ... and they were right. It’s the worrying: Are they sleeping? Are the pooping enough? Is that a rash? It’s important to find a community to learn things, to commiserate and eat a meal with in the middle of the day. And to know it’s okay to be late.” Sarah F. , 37, a musician from Midwood: “Don’t schedule too much. With my first, I did [a lot of preparing]. You can get the high chairs, clothing and prepare to a certain extent, but it’s Continue Reading

Royal maternity style through the years: From Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge to Queen Rania of Jordan

Kate Middleton may be the reigning queen when it comes to stellar maternity style, but she’s not the first fashion-forward royal to ever rock a baby bump. Mum’s the word for these famously chic ladies, who have set a high standard for keeping up appearances as far as royal pregnancies go.Princess Diana for inspiration, who epitomized elegance in everything from breezy summer dresses to glittering ball gowns throughout both her pregnancies in an era where shapeless, tent-like frocks reigned supreme.   James Whatling / Splash News /James Whatling / Splash News Kate Middleton knows that the best way to make a fashion statement is to keep things simple. After announcing her royal pregnancy in December, the Duchess of Cambridge made her first official public appearance of 2013 wearing a gray Max Mara wrap dress that showed off the slightest hint of baby bump. The glowing 31-year-old accessorized her pretty, patterned outfit with a sturdy pair of black suede pumps and a silver pendant necklace as she visited a women’s addiction center in South London.   Indigo/Getty Images We have to hand it to Kate Middleton -- when the girl finds a look she likes, she's not afraid to stick to it. The Duchess of Cambridge made a surprise appearance at the Cheltenham Festival at the Cheltenham Racecourse in England wearing yet another coat dress that seamlessly covered up her royal bump. Along with the peach-hued Joseph coat, Middleton wore a pair of Stuart Weitzman Zipkin boots that showed off her famous legs and a Lock & Co. Betty Boop hat that's she's worn out before.   Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images Kate Middleton is not letting pregnancy get in the way of her love for fabulous headwear. The royal topped off her teal blue dress coat with an elaborate black fascinator while making a joint appearance with the Queen to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the London Underground in March. She also wore black gloves and Continue Reading

Kate Middleton prank call tragedy: Australian shock jocks yanked off the air after radio stunt leads to British nurse Jacintha Saldanha’s suspected suicide

Two Australian disc jockeys got laughs galore when they pretended to be Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles to fool nurses at a London hospital into revealing juicy details about pregnant Princess Kate’s condition. But nobody was laughing Friday when one of the punked nurses suddenly dropped dead. While Scotland Yard launched an investigation to determine whether Jacintha Saldanha’s death was a suicide, the dopey deejays were yanked off the air. Both Kate and her husband Prince William registered their shock as what should be a cause for celebration — the fact that the princess is bearing a possible heir to the British throne — was marred by tragedy. RELATED: AUSTRALIAN SHOCK JOCKS MAKE PRANK CALL TO KATE MIDDLETON'S HOSPITAL TRANSCRIPT OF SHOCK JOCKS' PRANK CALL RELATED: SIBLINGS PIPPA AND JAMES MIDDLETON VISIT KATE AS SHE RECOVERS FROM SEVERE MORNING SICKNESS In a statement, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge said they were “deeply saddened” by the nurse’s death. St. James Palace, which speaks for William, added that it hadn’t formally complained about the way the hospital handled the hoax, nor did it blame the nurses for the deejays’ sick stunt. The death of Saldanha, described by friends as a “bubbly,” 46-year-old mother of two, stunned co-workers at King Edward VII’s, a private hospital in the swanky Marylebone neighborhood. Grieving staffers were seen clinging to one another as word of Saldanha’s death spread.   INF/ @hot30countdown via Twitter Mel Greig and Michael Christian, right, from Sydney's 2Day FM duped staffers at Kate Middleton's hospital using hackneyed impressions of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles. @mcontheradio via Twitter DJ Michael Christian's Twitter feed on Friday. When she wasn’t on call, Saldanha lived in Bristol with longtime boyfriend Ben Barboza and her two sons. The family issued a brief statement, saying Continue Reading

Prince William, Kate Middleton’s not expecting twins; their first baby due in July, say officials officials

Prince Kate is due to deliver her royal bundle of joy in July — and it’s just one bundle.    Twins run in the both the royal (Prince William’s) and commoner (her) sides of family, but a 12-week scan showed that Kate Middleton was carrying just one potential heir to the British throne.   And a healthy one at that.   Also, the mother-to-be appears to be getting past the especially nasty form of morning sickness that forced a frightened Prince William to rush his bride to a London hospital — and reveal what had been a secret even to his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth.   “Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in July,” a statement from St. James's Palace said. “The Duchess's condition continues to improve since her stay in hospital last month.”   The palace would not say whether Kate was carrying a potential king or queen, but their child would be third in line for the throne whether it be a boy or a girl.   Kate, 31, is believed to be 13 to 14 weeks pregnant. If you do the math, it appears she conceived in mid-October.    That’s after photos of the pretty princess sunbathing topless — and William applying sunscreen to her regal derriere — were published in a French gossip magazine in September and roiled the royals.   Speculation abounded that Kate might be carrying more than one child after she was hospitalized with hyperemesis gravidarum. The miserable malady affects 1 in 50 expectant mothers and often hits women carrying twins.   Kate spent three nights at the hospital. Her stay there was marred by two Australian shock jocks who pretended to be the Queen and Williams’ dad, Prince Charles, to wheedle out juicy details about Kate’s condition from unsuspecting nurses.   One of the punked nurses later hanged herself.   Kate laid low after she was released from Continue Reading

Kate Middleton leaves the hospital feeling ‘much better’ as Prince Charles says he’s ‘thrilled’ to be a granddad

  A smiling but pale Kate Middleton mouthed the words “much better” Thursday after she was discharged from a London hospital.   Clutching a small bouquet of yellow roses in one hand and holding onto husband Prince William’s arm with the other, Kate stepped delicately into a waiting limo that whisked her away to Kensington Palace for an extended royal rest.   Any evidence of a baby bump was hidden from view by a dark woolen coat that the pregnant duchess wore against the English chill.   LEWIS WHYLD/AFP/Getty Images Prince Charles smiles as he leaves an event on the river Thames in London on Thursday after news that his daughter-in-law, Kate Middleton, was out of the hospital.   William’s pop, Prince Charles, said he was delighted by the prospect of becoming a granddad.   “I’m thrilled, marvelous,” the 64-year-old heir to the British throne told the BBC. “It’s a very nice thought to become a grandfather in my old age, if I can say so.”   DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE EXPECTING WITH HUSBAND PRINCE WILLIAM   KATE MIDDLETON GETS HOSPITAL VISIT FROM SIBLINGS Charles said he was also happy that Kate was out of the hospital. “I’m very glad my daughter-in-law is getting better, thank goodness,” he said. LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images The Duchess of Cambridge had been at King Edward VII hospital in central London since Monday, suffering from severe morning sickness.   Kate’s three-day sojourn at Edward VII hospital was marred by a security breach after two Australian shock jocks — pretending to be Charles and his mother, Queen Elizabeth — punked a nurse at the hospital into revealing on the air that the princess had been “retching.”   Charles laughed the incident off.   PHOTOS: KATE AND WILL GET SOME PARENTING PRACTICE PHOTOS: WILL AND KATE'S ROYAL ROMANCE   “How do you know Continue Reading

Australian shock jocks make prank call to Kate Middleton’s hospital, get nurse to reveal private details about her condition

Somebody  at the hospital where Duchess Kate is recuperating is about to get crowned — and not in a good way. Buckingham Palace was reportedly outraged Wednesday after two Australian shock jocks managed to punk a nurse into revealing that Kate had been “retching.”   “This is a shocking breach of security,” Dickie Arbiter, the Queen’s former flack, told The Daily Mail. TRANSCRIPT OF SHOCK JOCKS' PRANK CALL PHOTOS: KATE AND WILL'S ROYAL ROMANCE “It simply beggars belief that a member of the public could call up and obtain details of the Duchess’s medical condition in this way.” @Hot30Countdown via Twitter Michael Christian, left, and Mel Greig from Sydney's 2Day FM duped staffers at Kate Middleton's hospital using hackneyed impressions of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles.  Alastair Grant/AP Prince William arrives at the King Edward VII hospital in central London to visit his wife on Wednesday.    The hospital admitted an operator goofed by putting through the call from Mel Greig and Michael Christian of Sydney’s 2Day FM and said its “telephone protocols are now being reviewed.”   Greig and Christian pulled off the stunt by pretending to be Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles.   KATE 'FEELING BETTER' BUT WILL REMAIN IN HOSPITAL    The clueless nurse told them the royal mom-to-be, who is suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe form of morning sickness, was feeling better and about to be “freshened up.”   “She’s sleeping at the moment and she has had an uneventful night,” the duped nurse told the duo. “She’s been given some fluids, she’s stable at the moment.”   ANDY RAIN/EPA Pippa Middleton and brother James leave the hospital after visiting Kate on Thursday.   When asked about where “Wills” was, the nurse said Prince Continue Reading

Kate Middleton pregnant: Duchess of Cambridge expecting with husband Prince William, palace confirms – and it may be twins

The future king and his beautiful bride surprised Queen Elizabeth and her subjects Monday with the news that the couple is expecting an heir to the British throne. Prince William and his wife Kate had to spill the beans that she was preggers after Kate became violently ill at her family’s home and William took her to a London hospital. There, Kate was diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe form of morning sickness that affects one in 50 women — and occurs more often when moms-to-be are expecting twins. PHOTOS: WILL AND KATE'S ROYAL ROMANCE Neil Hall/Reuters Prince William leaves the King Edward VII hospital in London on Monday after visiting wife Kate Middleton. A worried-looking William later left King Edward VII Hospital and hopped into a waiting car without a word to the army of reporters camped outside. He had only told the queen and his dad, Prince Charles, the news Monday shortly before the public announcement at 4:01 p.m. London time. Prince Harry, who is serving in Afghanistan, was told by email, British papers reported.   KATE MIDDLETON SUFFERING FROM HYPEREMESIS GRAVIDARUM But the former Kate Middleton’s parents were in on the secret because she’d started throwing up — and had been unable to keep down any food or liquids — while spending the weekend with them in Berkshire. Worried, William decided to get his beloved to a hospital — but by car, so as not to attract too much attention, British media reported. The cat was out of the bag in no time. Chris Jackson/Getty Images Kate Middleton and Prince William smile and wave to the crowd from the balcony of Cambridge Guildhall on Nov. 28. Kate, 30, will be hospitalized for several days “and will require a period of rest thereafter,” the statement from St. James’s Palace read. The pregnancy is in its “very early stages,” the palace said. “The entire royal family is delighted with the Continue Reading