Duchess Kate cancels another visit over pregnancy ills
Hyperemesis gravidarum continues to get the best of the Duchess of Cambridge, who was forced to cancel another highly anticipated appearance today.
The former Kate Middleton was scheduled to attend the launch of the ninth center for The Art Room, a charity helping kids and teens who suffer from emotional issues. Ever so polite and proper, Kate sent a sweet note apologizing for having to cancel as soon as she figured out that her extreme pregnancy sickness would prevent her from attending.
"I wanted to share my congratulations with you all for the launch of the new Clore Art Room," she wrote in the letter. "I was looking forward to joining you all for this particularly special day as part of the Clore Duffield Foundation's 50th anniversary year.
"I am truly sorry that I cannot be with you all today as you celebrate this milestone. As patron of The Art Room, I feel great pride to see the work that the charity is doing. Vulnerable children flourish in the safe havens that The Art Room provides; this highlights just how important it is to support children at a time when they most need help and support.
"It really is hugely exciting to look to a future with even more Art Rooms, where the lives of many more challenging and vulnerable children will be transformed," she finished. "I hope that you have a wonderful afternoon. My sincere apologies for not being able to join you, but I hope that I will have an opportunity to visit Barlby and see the Clore Art Room soon."
Kensington Palace confirmed the cancellation, saying in a statement, "The Duchess of Cambridge continues to suffer from the effects of hyperemesis gravidarum and was unable to attend this event today in person. The decision to undertake engagements is being kept under review on a case-by-case basis."
Kate has been forced to cancel multiple appearances since she and Prince William announced her second pregnancy, including an historical trip to Malta. William took her place.