Pregnant Duchess Kate Leaves The Hospital

And she's canceled all appearances until Christmas.

  • Share
  • Read Later
Danny Martindale/Getty

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge leave the King Edward VII hospital where she has been treated for hyperemesis gravidarum, extreme morning sickness at King Edward VII Hospital on December 6, 2012 in London, England.

Clutching a bouquet of yellow roses and wearing a violet-colored scarf, the Duchess of Cambridge left a London hospital this morning after three days of treatment for severe morning sickness.

She managed a smile for photographers outside King Edward VII hospital, where she paused for a moment with her husband before climbing into a black Jaguar for the trip back to Kensington Palace.

“The Duchess of Cambridge has been discharged from the King Edward VII Hospital and will now head to Kensington Palace for a period of rest,” a royal spokeswoman said, reports Reuters. “Their royal highnesses would like to thank the staff at the hospital for the care and treatment the duchess has received.”

Unfortunately, that care and treatment included hospital staff taking a prank call from Australian radio show hosts pretending to be the Queen and Prince Charles (and her Corgis). Just 24 hours before the pregnant Duchess left the hospital, her nurse discussed Kate’s condition with the two Sydney DJs, who placed a call to the hospital live on air at 5:30 a.m. London time. The Queen’s former press secretary called the incident a “shocking breach of security” that has left the Palace “demanding answers,” reports the Mirror.

(LISTEN: Radio Presenters Make Prank Call to Kate Middleton’s Hospital)

Prince William arrived at the hospital today at 10 a.m., earlier than his usual visiting time, followed by the Duchess’ private secretary Rebecca Deacon. At 10:45, the Duke and Duchess emerged, with Kate holding a bouquet given to her by the doctor and nurses involved in her treatment for hyperemesis gravidarum. The ever-kind British press describe her as “looking tired” and “washed out.”

(MORE: The Life of Kate and William’s Child, in 10 Easy Steps)

During her hospital stay, Kate received plenty of visitors. Yesterday Prince William stayed with her for six hours, while her siblings Pippa and James Middleton visited the Duchess for about an hour. That evening at around 7:30, her mother Carol Middleton also checked in on her daughter.

Kate, 30, is thought to be two months pregnant. Given her condition, reports the Evening Standard, it’s unlikely she’ll undertake any of her scheduled engagements before Christmas, including a charity ball at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday, a visit to the British Military Tournament on Sunday (both of which William will attend solo) and a showing of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on Dec. 12. Instead, Kate will probably go into seclusion before the Royal Family retreats for their traditional holiday break at its country house Sandringham.

MORE: Kate’s Pregnant! Why Do We Care?

Sort: Newest | Oldest

No one seems to understand exactly what a woman goes through when she is going through hyperemesis Gravidarum. Smells of food, people and even homes make you soooo nausous you can't eat any food because it tastes so different it makes you vomit. You wish you could eat but nothing stays down and forget about liquids. It has nothing to do with weight and a cracker in the morning just makes it worse. You produce so much saliva its sickening and you just spit into cups because you can't swallow anymore. It's an awefull sickness that there is no cure for until the baby is born. I feel for the dutchess and any woman going through this. The nausea never goes away ever but it will decrease in intensity after the 6 month but not guaranteed. Tic tacs helped with the saliva production... the smell of rubbing alcohol can keep you from vomiting or at least long enough to get you to the bathroom ... Spicy foods like pesole without any meat or it can have dry over cooked beef in it worked and as far a liquids try milk but crackers , water toast , ginger never ever worked but made it worse... I got mild heart burn I admit but it was much more easier to handle then the intense nausea. Just rest, stay in bed if you need to and you'll find your routine and foods you can eat. Fast food worked for awhile but don't give up and I've heard some medicines helped with the nausia but not for me but you'll find out out what you can handle and it will get better or you'll get used to it but DON'T EVER LET ANYONE GET YOU DOWN ... They just don't understand. My man took over all duties and served me in bed and was there for me and he's one of the main reasons I'm handling this as well as I am. It's extremely tuff but it does end and you'll will feel normal again after the birth. You all can do it... I pray for anyone going through it. Bless you all.