Kate Middleton & Prince William's Road To Royal Baby

william kateThe Royal Palace announced the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their first child.

After more than a year of marriage, the baby rumours can finally be put to rest.Prince William and Kate Middleton are officially expecting their first child.

As the couple prepares to welcome their first child together, celebrate the rest of their firsts – from royal engagements to million dollar fundraisers.

April 30, 2011: The couple pulls the brakes on the Honeymoon.

The newlyweds decided to stay in Britain immediately following their wedding rather than head to their undisclosed honeymoon location.

May 10, 2011: The newlyweds FINALLY go on their honeymoon

After delaying their post-nuptial celebrations for a week, Kate and William spent their honeymoon vacationing in Seychelles. The couple last spent time there in 2007 after a minor break-up.

May 24, 2011: Their first royal duty back

The couple met with President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at Buckingham Palace before attending a special lunch hosted by Queen Elizabeth.

The Obamas donated six Apple Macbook computers to one of the couple's favourite charities, PeacePlayers International.

June 10, 2011: First public engagement as a married couple

Kate and William glammed it up at their first public outing. The two attended the 10th Annual Absolute Return for Kids (Ark) Gala Dinner at Kensington Palace.

July 8-10, 2011: Kate and William take the U.S. by storm

Kate and William partied with some of Hollywood's biggest names at during their 11-day tour of Canada and the United States.

While abroad, the couple rubbed elbows with Jennifer Lopez, Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman at the BAFTA Brits to Watch event. William also participated in a celebrity polo match, bringing his team to a 5-2 victory.

August 19, 2011: The Duchess and Duke of Cambridge become dolls

The couple is immortalised as dolls, replicating the original outfits worn at Westminister Abbey for their April Royal Wedding. Hamleys revealed the dolls targeted at 14-year-old girls.

September 30, 2011: The couple opens a cancer clinic

After the prince's homecoming from his military mission, the two head to The Royal Marsden Hospital's Oak Centre for Children and Young People. While there, the two opened a children's cancer ward and met young patients.

October 13, 2011: The couple holds their first $1 million fundraiser

Kate and William hosted the 100 Women in Hedge Funds gala at St. James Palace. The event raised nearly $1 million for the Child Bereavement Charity.

October 26, 2011: Kate's first solo engagement

The Duchess of Cambridge saved the day, stepping in for father-in-law, Prince Charles while attending a dinner for charity In Kind Direct.

Earlier in the month, a law is passed permitting a first-born girl to take the throne as Queen if born. Translation: If Kate and William's first born is a girl, she will inherit the Britain crown.

November 2011: The couple makes Cambridge their home and has a minor plane scare.

Kate and William decide to make their permanent nest in London at Kensington Palace. Prince Harry made the move into the couple's royal household, too. Guess three's not a crowd!

Meanwhile, media begins speculating Kate is pregnant after she refuses to eat peanut paste. While the world wondered is she or isn't she,' the couple dealt with their own plane trouble. While coming back from Denmark, the pilot abruptly had to jerk the plane back into the air after a plane didn't clear the runway. No one was hurt.

December 2011: William and Kate attend military awards and celebrate their first Christmas

The Duke and Dutchess attend the Sun Military Awards in London and spend Christmas with the Queen.

Despite a denial from the palace, pregnancy rumours continue to swirl with the couple's move into a bigger home and the recently amended change for succession to the throne.

January 2012: The pair gets a new puppy

The Duke and Dutchess of Cambridge welcomed puppy, Lupo, to the royal family. Kate revealed the cockerspaniel's name to the public February while visiting children in Oxford.

February 2012: Prince William goes abroad

William left on a six-week military venture to the Falkland Islands, leaving Kate to spend time touring.

The Duchess of Cambridge visited an alcohol-free bar, The Brink, linked to her charity Action on Addiction, and made a stop in Liverpool on Valentine's Day.

She also made her first solo royal engagement while visiting the National Portrait Gallery in London.

March 19, 2012: Kate gives her first public speech

Kate delivers her first public address at The Treehouse, run by her charity, East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH).

April 2012: Baby rumours begin buzzing again

As the couple prepares to celebrate their first-year anniversary, the rumour mill starts churning out baby news. After the couple was seen complimenting and ogling a three-week old baby in one of their last public appearances, word spread that Kate may be expecting. With their anniversary tomorrow, can we expect more big news?

Mattel will also release their own Kate and William wedding dolls celebrating the couple's one-year anniversary.

June 2012: Pregnancy rumours swirled again when people mistook a dress pinch for a baby bump.

During Middleton's visit to the the Queen's unveiling of the Diamond Jubilee Maternity Unit, speculation began that the Duchess may be pregnant due the shape of her dress.

July 2012: A friend close to the family confirms the couple wants to start a family

According to The Daily Beast, a young friend confirmed the couple was 'actively trying' to get pregnant.

November 2012: An already pregnant Middleton was at her alma mater, St. Andrew's School playing field hockey days ago in heels

December 2012: The palace confirms Kate Middleton's pregnant

According to the BBC, Middleton was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital in central London after experiencing morning sickness.

Right now all eyes are currently on the Duchess of Cambridge ...

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