BREAKING NEWS: Pregnant Duchess of Cambridge will not travel to Malta for first solo overseas visit because of effects of extreme morning sickness

September 18, 2014 9:20 AM

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BREAKING NEWS: Pregnant Duchess of Cambridge will not travel to Malta for first solo overseas visit because of effects of extreme morning sickness

Despite being 'desperate' to attend her first royal overseas appointment, the Duchess reluctantly agreed to cancel after meeting with Alan Farthing, surgeon-gynaecologist to the Royal Household, and her obstetrician Guy Thorpe-Beeston at Kensington Palace.

The condition is thought to be caused by elevated levels of ‘pregnancy hormone’ HCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin, which increases after conception.

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