As many of you have expected last week, the Palace has announced today the pregnancy of H.S.H Princess Charlene of Monaco.

The birth is expected “at the end of the year” and the royal couple is “delighted” with the news.

Princess Charlene has reportedly fainted during a visit earlier in May.

This does not come as a surprise as the princess has stated more than a few times that she loves children and wishes to have some of her own with the prince. It might also be the reason of their happiness and obvious affection during the Grand Prix finale last week. You might also remember that Princess Charlene felt sick and almost fainted during a visit to the town of Carlat in France on May 14 and skipped the night dinner which raised speculations (and hopes) back then.

I’m really happy for the couple and hope the baby will be happy and healthy. I am also totally excited to see Charlene’s pregnancy style with, obviously, a lot of custom made Akris garments!

Should we start the boy/girl speculation yet?