Kate Middleton is to miss yet another public engagement due to acute morning sickness. This time it's the Invictus Games Opening Ceremony and events that the Duchess will miss out on, according to a statement from Kensington Palace.
Sadly, the Duchess of Cambridge, who just confirmed she is pregnant with her second royal child, is suffering from the same type of hyperemesis gravidarum she experienced when she was first pregnant with Prince George, leading to rumors that her new baby might be a boy too.
Even though Kate Middleton has managed to avoid going to hospital to treat her condition she has been forced to cancel a number of public engagements which she simply isn't up to at the moment.
Us magazine reported that the palace statement confirmed "The Duchess of Cambridge will not attend the Opening Ceremony of the Invictus Games this evening or the Athletics event tomorrow."
Hopefully, Prince Harry won't be too upset that his sister-in-law will miss watching him do his stuff at the Invictus Games. He even spoke to reporters about Kate's condition.
"In all seriousness, I hope my sister-in-law gets better soon. The last time I saw her, she was okay. Feeling pretty poorly, but I think that's to be expected. Luckily I'm not a woman, so I don't have to go through that. It's a pretty horrible thing."Rumors also have it that unless Kate Middleton's morning sickness improves soon, she will be unable to attend her first solo tour of Malta which is set for later this month. "The Duchess's attendance on the forthcoming visit to Malta will be kept under review and a decision taken closer to the time," said the palace.
A Palace aide spoke to the publication confirming that while the Duchess hadn't been admitted to hospital, she was under close medical supervision at Kensington. The aide said,
"The Duchess is at her home in Kensington Palace and is being seen regularly by doctors who are treating her. She is being looked after by the surgeon gynecologist to the Queen, Alan Farthing, and the surgeon gynecologist to the royal household, Guy Thorpe-Beeston."Based on her first pregnancy the morning sickness will pass for Kate soon enough, as she enters her second trimester. In that case she won't have to cancel many more public engagements.