Kate Middleton Cancels First Solo Tour of Malta Due to Morning Sickness, Prince William Steps In

Prince William will step in to do Kate Middleton's tour of Malta as sh
Prince William will step in to do Kate Middleton's tour of Malta as she continues to suffer with morning sickness Karwai Tang/Getty

Still sick! Kate Middleton has been forced to drop out of her first solo royal tour to Malta due to her continued morning sickness, Kensington Palace tells Us Weekly.

The pregnant royal, who is expected to give birth to her second child in around six months, had been due to perform her first ever solo tour on behalf of the Royal Family in Malta on Saturday, Sept. 20.

But due to Prince George's mother's continuing morning sickness, the Duchess of Cambridge has had to cancel her royal commitments, handing over the role to her husband, Prince William, instead.

"The doctors advised her last night," a source tells Us, of the recommedation Middleton received before making her difficult decision about the two-day tour.

"The Duchess of Cambridge will no longer visit Malta this weekend," the Palace revealed. "The Duke of Cambridge will undertake the visit instead. Her Royal Highness continues to suffer from the effects of Hyperemesis Gravidarum. The decision not to visit was taken by the Duke and Duchess on the advice of the Duchess's doctors."

"The Duke is honored to represent Her Majesty The Queen on the visit, which commemorates the 50th anniversary of Malta’s independence. The visit itinerary remains unchanged."

Middleton endured the same extreme morning sickness during her first pregnancy with Prince George. So far this time, she has avoided any inpatient hospital stays, and contines to be treated at home in Kensington Palace.

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