Duchess of Cambridge ‘feeling better’ and will go to gala dinner
The Duchess of Cambridge is set to step back into the limelight next week, leading to suggestions she is feeling much better. Kate, who is pregnant with her third child, has been suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe form of morning sickness.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) October 30, 2017
But Kensington Palace announced she will make an appearance at a dinner for the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families on November 7. During the gala at Kensington Palace’s 18th-century Orangery, the Duchess will attend a reception to meet families who have been helped by the children’s mental health charity. Tennis fan Kate is also visiting the Lawn Tennis Association tomorrow, having taken over as patron from the queen.
The fact that Kensington Palace is announcing her appearances in advance suggests she is feeling well enough to be sure of going. Now in her second trimester, Kate has been suffering from the same sickness which affected her pregnancies with four-year-old Prince George and two-year-old Princess Charlotte.
Hyperemesis gravidarum affects only 3.5 per 1,000 pregnant women and causes severe vomiting during pregnancy. The severity of vomiting can cause dehydration, weight loss and a build up of toxins in blood or urine known as ketosis. Other effects include severe nausea, low blood pressure, a faster-than-normal heart rate, lethargy and confusion.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) October 26, 2017
The royal baby is due in April and is currently about the size of a lemon. At the national tennis centre in London, the Duchess will watch some on-court sessions including a Tennis for Kids event, and meet some of the UK’s top junior talents. Earlier this month, Kate made a surprise visit to Paddington Station, where she took a twirl with Paddington Bear as they danced on the platform, watched by the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, during a charity event. She also made another unexpected appearance when she joined the royal brothers at the London Stadium for the graduation ceremony of sports coaching apprentices, as part of the Coach Core scheme.
Source: metro co uk
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