Prince William and Kate Middleton (or Duchess Catherine, as she is now known in circles that we are clearly not part of) are expecting their first child, the Royal Palace announced Monday.
Tabloids on both sides of the Atlantic had been speculating for the past few weeks that the duchess was pregnant, but the official confirmation is likely to launch the latest media frenzy around everyone's favorite royal couple.
Here's an early sampling of the apparently earth-shaking news, from the BBC:
And ABC News:
To the Daily Mail:
TODAY IN SLATE
Meet the New Bosses
How the Republicans would run the Senate.
The Government Is Giving Millions of Dollars in Electric-Car Subsidies to the Wrong Drivers
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Cheez-Its. Ritz. Triscuits.
Why all cracker names sound alike.
Friends Was the Last Purely Pleasurable Sitcom
This Whimsical Driverless Car Imagines Transportation in 2059
- Protesters Take to the Streets to Sound Alarm on Climate Change in New York, Across the World
- Knife-Carrying White House Jumper is Vet who Feared “Atmosphere Was Collapsing”
- North Korea: American Sentenced to Hard Labor Wanted to Become “Second Snowden”
- Almost One in Four Americans Support Idea of Splitting From the Union
Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?
A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.