Kate Middleton Pregnant, Diet: Duchess of Cambridge Has Morning Sickness, Could Possibly Miss Malta Trip

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
September 12, 2014 Updated: September 13, 2014

Kate Middleton has left the Invictus Games due to morning sickness–a few days after she announced she was pregnant.

It was reported that Middleton, 32, was to support Prince Harry at the games this week.

But according to Time magazine, she suffers from a severe form of morning sickness called hyperemesis gravidarum that only affects a small portion of pregnant women.

During her pregnancy with Prince George, she was forced to go to the hospital due to the condition.

The report states that a previous pregnancy increases the chance of having it again the second time around.

It means that Middleton will likely suffer from vomiting and nausea on a consistent basis. She will be treated at Kensington Palace, where she lives.

When she missed the Games, the Palace wrote: “The Duchess of Cambridge will not attend the Opening Ceremony of the Invictus Games this evening or the Athletics event tomorrow,” said the Daily Mail.

“The Duchess’s attendance on the forthcoming visit to Malta will be kept under review and a decision taken closer to the time,” the Palace said

The news comes as an Australian DJ who made a hoax call to a hospital caring for the Duchess of Cambridge tearfully apologized Friday to the family of a nurse who committed suicide after the broadcast.

DJ Melanie Greig posed as Queen Elizabeth II during the call to the London hospital in December 2012. Nurse Jacintha Saldanha took the call, and passed it on to a colleague who described the condition of Kate, then pregnant with her first baby, to Greig and another DJ impersonating Prince Charles.

Three days after the call was broadcast worldwide, Saldanha, 46, was found dead in her room.

Coroner Fiona Wilcox did not criticize the DJs or their radio station, but told an inquest that the hoax call had clearly been pressing on Saldanha’s mind in the days before she took her life.

The inquest heard evidence including emails to colleagues in which Saldanha blamed herself for being deceived.

Addressing the inquest, Greig said: “I really just wanted to say I am truly sorry. I’ve wanted to say that for so long.”

“This tragedy will always stay with me and serve as a constant reminder,” she added.

Kate was being treated at London’s King Edward VII Hospital at the time for severe morning sickness.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.