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Prince William will reportedly purchase an early push present for his wife Kate Middleton following news that the Duchess of Cambridge is more than two months pregnant.
The Duke of Cambridge, 30, will reportedly present Middleton with a home in Scotland near the Queen's Balmoral estate to mark the birth of their first child. Push presents, also referred to as push gifts, are generally given to mothers before or after the birth of a child to mark the special occasion.
"William has been looking into adding another house to their portfolio and he wants it to be a surprise to Kate," a source reportedly told Life & Style magazine. "He wants it to be a holiday home that they can visit when they are not working ... It will likely be something cottage style and cozy."
While some women opt to wait until they reach the three month mark prior to announcing a pregnancy, the royal couple confirmed the good news on Monday after Middleton was hospitalized.
The 30-year-old was admitted after developing hyperemesis gravidarum, a condition that causes severe nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. She has since been released and is said to be recuperating at Kensington Palace.
"Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby," the palace said in a statement Monday. "The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry and members of both families are delighted with the news."
Although Middleton's pregnancy news has been a cause for celebration in recent days, it comes just two months after she and Prince William were left shattered and forced to take legal action over nude photographs of the Duchess that were printed in French magazine Closer.
The photographer, whose identity has not yet been released to the public, will reportedly be arrested by French authorities in the coming days over the shocking incident.