Updated 17 October 2017: After much speculation around the Duchess of Cambridge's due date, Kensington Palace has confirmed when the baby number three will be born.
'Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in April 2018,' a statement from the Palace read.
The announcement comes just hours after the royal household revealed that Kate will join her husband William on an overseas visit to Scandinavia early next year, when the Duchess will be well into her pregnancy.
The April due date ties in to recent predictions on when we might expect the latest addition to the Cambridge family to arrive.
20 September 2017: A day after Kate Middleton made her first public appearance in a video for mental health and three weeks after announcing she was expecting her third child, Prince William has suggested that the due date for their little one might be sooner than we expected.
On 4 September, Kensington Palace announced the news the Duchess was expecting another royal baby, leading many people to presume the royal family was waiting until the recommended three-month mark before announcing the pregnancy.
As a result, it was widely thought the baby was expected to arrive sometime in April 2018.
However during a visit with Spitalfields Crypt Trust, a charity that supports those dealing with homelessness and addiction in East London, Prince William dropped a major hint that his wife might be further on in her pregnancy than we were originally led to believe.
Congratulated for expecting his third child with Kate Middleton at the site visit, William told one midwife: 'All the best with the midwifery, I may see you sooner than you think.'
Following the meeting, the Prince received a wooden owl as a gift for his newborn—and two more for Prince George and Princess Charlotte, so they wouldn't get jealous, reports People.
'We don't want arguments,' he joked.
The father-of-two also quipped with hairstylist Taz Kabria at a men's hairdressers next door to the charity: 'I don't have much hair, I can't give you much business.'
Could baby number three be coming sooner than we thought?