Kate Middleton was forced to cancel yet another public engagement today due to the fact the Duchess is still struggling with an acute case of hyperemesis gravidarum, also known as morning sickness.
Having already cancelled a number of public appearances, including Kate’s all-important solo trip to Malta recently, today’s cancellation was for an event at The Art Room, an Oxford-based charity that uses art therapy to help kids and teens with emotional or behavioral issues.
If it weren’t for the morning sickness, which has reportedly plagued Kate Middleton for about a month, she would have attended the event to launch the organization’s ninth center in the U.K., the Clore Art Room at Barlby Primary School in Ladbroke Grove, West London.
A Palace aide told announced the cancelation earlier today,
“The Duchess of Cambridge continues to suffer from the effects of hyperemesis gravidarum and was unable to attend this event today in person. The decision to undertake engagements is being kept under review on a case-by-case basis.”
In order to make a mends as best she could Kate took the decision to write a personal apology letter to the center.
“I wanted to share my congratulations with you all for the launch of the new Clore Art Room. I was looking forward to joining you all for this particularly special day as part of the Clore Duffield Foundation’s 50th anniversary year. I am truly sorry that I cannot be with you all today as you celebrate this milestone. As patron of The Art Room, I feel great pride to see the work that the charity is doing. Vulnerable children flourish in the safe havens that The Art Room provides; this highlights just how important it is to support children at a time when they most need help and support.”
Kate Middleton also cancelled an event on the day she announced her pregnancy in Oxford and in the same week also cancelled attending Prince Harry’s Invictus Games launch.
It is hoped by all that the morning sickness will pass for Kate soon and that she will back in action representing the royal family at public events.