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  • 18 April 2014, 9:54

Chelsea Clinton 'Thrilled' At Pregnancy News

Chelsea Clinton has announced she is expecting her first child with husband Marc Mezvinsky.

The 34-year-old daughter of former President Bill Clinton and ex-Secretary of State Hilary Clinton made the surprise announcement at a fundraising event in New York aimed at empowering women.

The former first daughter revealed the news while sharing the stage with her mother and said: "I just hope I will be as good a mum to my child and hopefully children as my mum was to me.

"It makes this work even more important because we've made a lot of progress," she added.

Hilary Clinton, 66, told the audience: "I want to see us keep moving and certainly for future generations as well so that maybe our grandchild will not have to be worried about some of the things that young women and young men are worried about today."

Bill Clinton revealed his joy at becoming a grandparent on Twitter: "Excited to add a new line to my Twitter bio...grandfather-to-be! @hillaryclinton and I are so happy for Chelsea and Marc!"

Chelsea Clinton also confirmed the news on Twitter: "Marc and I are so thrilled to be expecting our first child in the fall! Thank you for all of the kind words!" she wrote.

Chelsea Clinton said last year in a magazine interview that she hoped 2014 would be "the year of the baby".

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