Pregnant Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton is planning her first public appearance since the onset of severe morning sickness. Although Kate had to cancel several other excursions, she anticipates participating in an official ceremony to welcome the President of Singapore on October 21, revealed the Telegraph News.
Kate also suffered with extreme morning sickness during her first pregnancy. Her illness made it necessary for the Duchess and Duke to disclose her pregnancy early both times in order to explain why she had to cancel planned public appearances.
If Kate does attend the welcoming ceremony for the state visit from the Singapore official, it will be her first public appearance since confirming her pregnancy on September 8. She was forced to cancel a much-anticipated solo visit to Malta.
The Duchess and Duke have not yet announced the due date for Prince George’s new sibling. However, sources say that she is waiting until the 12-week stage, and that spring of 2015 is the anticipated birth date. And they know from experience that royal baby mania will ensue, as shown in the video.
As for the details of Kate Middleton’s participation in the ceremony, officials are waiting until they know more about her health, disclosed the Daily Mail. Kensington Palace cautioned that the Duchess might have to cancel, emphasizing that they are reviewing her appearances on a “case by case” basis.
Although Prince William sometimes is shadowed by the publicity for his popular wife, his involvement in the official welcome for Singaporean president Tony Tan escalates the Duke’s official duties. Plans currently call for the Duke and Duchess to welcome Tan and his wife at the Royal Garden Hotel in London. The British royal duo will then join the Singapore royal couple on a trip to Horse Guards Parade.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge play a key role in royal protocol, as the Inquisitr pointed out. In August, they served as official representatives of Queen Elizabeth II at a ceremony at the Cointe Inter-allied Memorial in Belguim to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of Britain’s involvement in World War I in 1914. As a result, Kate’s need to cancel public appearances has caused concern among Palace officials.
The type of morning sickness from which the Duchess suffers is known as hyperemesis gravidarum. The American Pregnancy Association defines it as “a condition characterized by severe nausea, vomiting, weight loss, and electrolyte disturbance.” While mild cases can be managed with rest and diet, severe cases involve staying in a hospital in order to provide the patient with fluid and nutrition through an intravenous line.
Although Kate had to be hospitalized during her first pregnancy, she currently is resting at home. Complications involve dehydration, so the Duchess must be careful to consume enough fluids. The bland diet usually prescribed in such cases involves small amounts of foods, such as bananas and mashed potatoes, throughout the day.
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