Kate Middleton isn’t the only Kate expecting a baby in 2013.
Premier Robert Ghiz confirmed on Tuesday that he and his wife, Kate Ellis Ghiz, are expecting their third child.
Ellis Ghiz’s due date is in late June.
“We’re excited,” Ghiz told The Guardian.
On Monday, the world learned the Duchess of Cambridge — the former Kate Middleton — is pregnant.
The first child of Prince William and his wife, Kate, will be born king or queen in waiting, under changes to the succession rules designed to overturn centuries of tradition which would allow a younger brother to leapfrog ahead of a first-born princess as heir to the throne.
The Duchess’ due date is not known, but it is expected to be in late June or early July.
Ghiz and his wife, Kate, had the opportunity to spend some time with William and Kate while they were in Prince Edward Island in the summer of 2011.
Both couples took part in ceremonies at Province House, they both took part in dragon boat races at Dalvay, along P.E.I.’s north shore, and the couples had the chance to dine together.
Ghiz said the issue of having children came up during their discussions.
“We talked to them about having kids,” said Ghiz.
“We encouraged them . . . We told them to enjoy things along the way. We wish them the best.”
This will be the Ghiz family’s third child.
They now have two daughters — Julia is 3 years old and Emma is 1 years old.
Ghiz admitted it is a challenge balancing the demands of being premier with a young family. His wife, meanwhile, balances family life with her job as an emergency room physician.
“I’m probably not as good of a retail politician as I used to be,” he said.
“When I first got into politics, I was on the go seven days a week, seven nights a week. Now I try to be home most nights to put the kids to bed, when I can.”