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Originally posted 12/08/2012 11:15AM
Even duchesses can get the monster of all morning sicknesses.
Known as hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), the condition – for which Kate was hospitalized for four days – is characterized by debilitating nausea and vomiting that severely inhibits a woman's ability to eat or drink and results in significant weight loss. Affecting up to 2 percent of all pregnant women, it can start as early as five weeks into pregnancy and endure for weeks or even months.
The condition typically comes on suddenly. During a visit to her prep school, St. Andrew's, on Nov. 30, a seemingly upbeat Kate dined on Scottish beef and played field hockey in 3-inch heels. Just two days later, she was rushed to the hospital and her pregnancy announced.
Originally posted 12/05/2012 07:30PM
The Duchess of Cambridge had more hospital visitors on Wednesday.
Just two days after husband Prince William, 30, was photographed leaving the King Edward VII Hospital in Central London where a pregnant Kate, 30, was admitted for hyperemesis gravidarum, her sister, Pippa Middleton, brother James and mom Carole (not pictured), also dropped by to keep the mom-to-be company.
Pippa was bundled up in a coat, sporting a tan-colored ensemble, while her brother was casually dressed in jeans and layered tops.
Originally posted 09/30/2012 05:00PM
Here comes the bride... and royal dad!
The Duchess of Cambridge made her first public appearance since returning from her Asia tour when her father Michael Middleton walked a close friend down the aisle at a wedding on Saturday.
Family friend Thierry Kelaart chose Michael to give her away at her country wedding on Saturday because her own father died nearly two decades ago.
The last time he'd carried out such a role was April 2011 when Kate wed Prince William on a spectacular day watched by millions.
Originally posted 07/04/2012 12:00PM
It's a love match for Prince William and Kate, who looked happy and relaxed sitting together courtside Wednesday at Wimbledon.
Kate – donning the Alexander McQueen sailor-style outfit she wore one year ago during their visit to Charlottetown, Canada – and her husband watched from the royal box as Switzerland's Roger Federer beat Russia's Mikhail Youzhny in straight sets on the famous Centre Court.
Originally posted 06/28/2012 01:45PM
His late mother Princess Diana may have left him more than $16 million for his 30th birthday last week, but Prince William is not about to dip into the fortune – at least, not to buy a home for himself and wife Kate.
And, despite some reports to the contrary, he also has no plans to help his in-laws, Michael and Carole Middleton, buy their $7 million dream manor house in Bucklebury, about 55 miles west of London.
With their purchase of the seven-bedroom property, complete with tennis court on its 18 acres, set to be completed, a royal source tells PEOPLE it is not true William is helping to fund any of it.
Originally posted 06/03/2012 12:55PM
In a spectacular display of royal pageantry, Queen Elizabeth was feted at a special river-born celebration Sunday when she and her family rode down the Thames through London.
In a scale that hasn't been seen for around 350 years, more than 1,000 boats created a magical flotilla along the river – with the Queen, 86, at its heart. She took her place on the 210-ft. Spirit of Chartwell royal barge, which was given a makeover and bedecked with 10,000 roses, carnations, sweet peas and red charm peonies for the cruise – the centerpiece of her Diamond Jubilee.
Helping welcome her aboard were her grandson Prince William and his wife Kate.
Originally posted 01/21/2012 03:30PM
It looks like it's going to be a true family vacation for the Duchess of Cambridge: Her husband, the Duke of Cambridge is about to join her for some sun.
William is expected to jet out from blustery Britain to join Kate on her luxurious Caribbean getaway – once his military shift schedule allows, PEOPLE has learned.
This would be the last extended break before William heads to his assignment on the Falkland Islands as an RAF search and rescue helicopter pilot for six weeks next month.
Originally posted 01/20/2012 10:45AM
Rainy and 48 degrees in London on Friday. No matter: The Duchess of Cambridge – with parents Michael and Carole, and sister Pippa – is off on a sunny vacation, PEOPLE has confirmed.
Passengers on a British Airways flight from London's Gatwick Airport to St. Lucia in the Caribbean were surprised to see the family in the first class section on Wednesday, a photographer blogged. Their presumed final destination: one of their regular holiday haunts, the private isle of Mustique.
It is believed that Prince William is not with them, as the search and rescue helicopter pilot is spending this week at his RAF base in Anglesey, Wales, after hunting last weekend on an estate in Spain with brother Prince Harry.
Originally posted 07/29/2011 05:30PM
The gang's all there! As the royal family kicks off festivities for Zara Phillips's wedding, taking place Saturday afternoon in Scotland, guests – including some VIPs – arrived in style.
Friday, Prince William and Kate surfaced in Edinburgh, where they boarded a family yacht for an evening reception toasting William's cousin and her soon-to-be-groom, rugby player Mike Tindall.
Kate, clad in the same green silk Diane von Furstenberg "Maja" dress she wore for an event in Los Angeles, gave onlookers a new view of her frock, showing off the delicate buttons that run down the back. Her husband followed closely behind.
Originally posted 06/16/2011 05:00PM
It was a day of royals, rain and, of course, more fabulous fascinators at the Royal Ascot.
Aside from being Ladies' Day at the races, it was also a big day for Carole Middleton, who arrived in a horse-drawn carriage as part of the royal procession with Queen Elizabeth.
the Duchess of Cambridge's mother donned a subdued champagne colored suit and matching hat, while the Queen opted for a cheery pink hat and suit. After her Philip Treacy creation caused a stir at the royal wedding, Princess Beatrice chose to play it safe in navy blue number.
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