Kate Middleton Pregnant: Pregnancy May Force Her to Miss Malta Trip; Baby’s Name Decided as Margaret?

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
September 16, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Kate Middleton’s pregnancy may force her to miss another event.

The Duchess of Cambridge is dealing with severe morning sickness–Hyperemesis Gravidarum–as her second pregnancy progresses, and she may have to miss a planned trip to Malta where she is slated to have two days of events on behalf of the Queen.

“Kate is said to be eager to go, and her staff members at Kensington Palace are giving her as much time as possible before a final decision is made about traveling to the Mediterranean island Saturday. They are carrying on with the planning for the visit, according to palace sources,” reported People magazine.

“At the same time they are also making contingency plans to send another member of the family – possibly her husband William – in her place to represent Queen Elizabeth II, who is 88.”

Caitlin Dean, from the charity Pregnancy Sickness Support and the author of Hyperemesis Gravidarum: A Definitive Guide, said that she’ll be surprised if Kate makes the trip.

“It’s hard enough being in a car with this condition,” she says. “A major part of managing the condition is making sure you are able to rest, and even if you can do short periods of being up and about, you have to rest afterwards.”

Middleton has already missed out on two events due to her pregnancy–an event on Oxford University that was held the same day that her pregnancy was announced, and the Invictus Games opening ceremony in London several days later.

Meanwhile, Star Magazine reports that Middleton and her husband have decided to name the second child Margaret if it’s a girl, and that Middleton has embarked on a vegan diet along with engaging in water yoga.

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.