— -- The Duchess of Cambridge was forced to cancel another event at a London primary school this morning as she continues to suffer from the effects of hyperemesis gravidarum, a rare but extreme form of morning sickness.
Kate’s pregnancy, her second with husband Prince William, was announced by the Palace last month after Kate was unable to travel to an event with William due to her condition.
Kate was scheduled today to attend the opening of a new location of The Art Room, a charity of which she is a Royal Patron.
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"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,” Kate said in a statement released by the Palace.
The Palace did not provide on an update on Kate’s condition but said in the same statement, “The decision to undertake engagements is being kept under review on a case by case basis.”
Last weekend, Kate was forced to cancel a visit to Malta on behalf of Her Majesty, the Queen. It was to have been Kate’s first solo, foreign royal tour. Prince William went to Malta in her place and later traveled to Gloucestershire without his wife to attend the wedding of a longtime family friend.
The Duchess, who is being treated by doctors at Kensington Palace, has not attended an official event since her pregnancy was announced on Sept. 8.
News of Middleton’s first pregnancy, with son Prince George, broke in December 2012 when she was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital in London with hyperemesis gravidarum. She gave birth to George, now 1, the following July.
It is believed Kate is about 10-12 weeks along in her pregnancy.
It remains unclear when Kate may return to Royal duties.
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