Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton knew before her marriage that life as a member of the royal family meant giving up her privacy. Now the pregnant princess is the subject of new rumors that her due date is earlier than originally reported and that she’s secretly struggling, according to Hello magazine.
Initially, her due date was projected for April, but the palace did not specify a precise date range in making the announcement. It was speculated, though, that she would give birth at the end of April, and she’s kept busy with charity work, especially visiting frail children, as shown below.
But now artist Paul Cummins has revealed new details about what happened when Princess Kate planned to visit his Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red installation at the Tower of London on Aug. 5. According to Cummins, the Duchess of Cambridge already had severe morning sickness at that time.
“Kate was not going to come as, though it had not been announced, she was already pregnant and suffering,” said Paul. “But she insisted. It was her last public outing for a while.”
Joining Kate were Prince Harry and Prince William. All three “planted” ceramic poppies, which represented lives lost in the World Wars.
Based on Paul’s revelation, Kate’s due date may be the middle of April. His references to her struggle come from her known battle with the severe morning sickness known as Hyperemisis Gravidarum, which also plagued her during her first pregnancy.
Kate has continued to represent the royal family throughout her pregnancy this time, however, and is expected to do so until mid-March. She did take time, however, for a “babymoon” with Prince William, baby George, and her sexy-at-60 mother Carole Middleton, as the Inquisitr reported.
The Caribbean excursion was designed to celebrate Carole’s birthday. Kate’s brother and sister, James and Pippa, celebrated along with their father.
But now it’s back to work for Princess Kate, and as part of it, despite feeling ill, she’s determined to tackle the issue of bullying, reported Yahoo! News.
In particular, Kate addressed the issue of bullying those with mental health concerns. She appears in a video that supports the U.K.’s first Children’s Mental Health Week (Feb. 16 to 22), shown below.
As the Royal Patron of the children’s mental health charity Place2Be, Kate emphasized her support for anti-bullying programs.
“Through Place2Be I have seen the benefits of offering children support for their mental health in the safety of the school environment. Both William and I sincerely believe that early action can prevent problems in childhood from turning into larger ones later in life.
“Without support, the effects of these challenges can be traumatic, leading to serious issues such as anxiety, depression, and addiction, and self harm. The stigma around mental health means that many children do not get the help that they so badly need. This needs to change.”
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