Nightly News | December 04, 2012
>>> finally tonight, there is, of course, just one story in the united statesed kingdom these days. for that matter, it's of great interest and causing great celebration around the world. this news of a royal baby on the way for kate and william. she is being treated for a severe bout of morning sickness . there are indications this evening of improving conditions. our report from london.
>> prince william clearly anxious when he arrived at the hospital this morning, but he left tonight looking visibly more relaxed. the first hint that kate 's condition was improving. a palace statement confirmed it, the duchess of cambridge is continuing to feel better. the couple is immensely grateful for the good wishes they received. kate 's former school she visited there on friday. the children were writing cards saying get well soon.
>> after friday's day, which was quite amazing, to then find out she's expecting a baby was just wonderful.
>> reporter: she's been looking forward to this since her engagement.
>> i hope we'll be able to have a happy family ourselves.
>> reporter: now, moments like this have taken on new meaning. last week, gently touching a baby, and last month meeting with expectant mothers. she now knows how true that can be. her acute morning sickness , a contrast to diana, when her pregnancy was announced in 1981 .
>> as for the princess of wales , the royal doctors say she's in excellent health.
>> reporter: some things don't change, this swarm of international media now camped outside kate 's hospital and intense speculation, could the morning sickness mean twins this newspaper asks? and bets are being taken on potential names, one early favorite elizabeth after the great grandmother. boy or girl , a new rule of succession was ratified by the commonwealth today.
>> this is the first time in 1,000 years the monarchy is going to be chosen without sex discrimination .
>> reporter: the old rule changed the times of history, now, history is being written again.