Sorry to spam you guys, but thought I’d post an update on Kate’s Invictus appearances. Kate Middleton was scheduled to attend the Invictus Games opening ceremony tonight, and an athletics event tomorrow. Kensington Palace announced this morning that she is dropping out of both. Malta is still up in the air and will be decided on closer to the time.
Kensington Palace said: “The Duchess of Cambridge will not attend the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games this evening or the athletics event tomorrow. The Duchess’s attendance on the forthcoming visit to Malta will be kept under review and a decision taken closer to the time.”
I’m not surprised at all that Kate cancelled the Invictus events. Had she attended it would have thrown a wrench into her HG claims. Why too sick to cancel Oxford but not too sick to attend Invictus merely two days later? So it makes sense that she cancelled.
As far as Malta goes, she’ll probably cancel that, too. Real shame, though. She would get so much glowing press if she still attended. Not only the glowing “pregnancy” press, but also glowing “she’s such a trooper” press.
Here’s the thing, though, Kate should be better by Malta. Malta is scheduled for the 20th and 21st, which is just under two weeks from when she announced the pregnancy. They say the doctors were able to treat her earlier than last time (when she went into the hospital), which means she’s probably not as bad off as last time (they claim she is, but if they caught it earlier then she wouldn’t have been at “I need a hospital” stage yet, so not as bad off). And considering Kate was well enough to attend the Sports Awards merely two weeks after she announced last time, then she should be feeling better by Malta. Right? So she shouldn’t have to cancel. But then again the Sports Awards were one night and Malta is 10 events in two days. So maybe not. She’ll probably cancel (especially if the HG is just an excuse to get out of royal duties). Such a bummer.
In fact, she’ll probably not work again for many months, or ever. The Daily Mail’s Rebecca English tweeted:
My sources say if the Duchess continues to be as sick as she has been over the last few days then all bets off regarding her royal duties.
— Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) September 10, 2014
So expect Kate to be too sick to do anything in the form of royal duties until she pops out that kid next April. And then of course she’ll be on maternity leave for the next year. So don’t expect Kate to do anything for the next year and seven months, at least.
Prince Charles commented on the news of Kate’s second pregnancy. He was at an event yesterday and someone congratulated him on becoming a grandfather and he said: “I am already. But it’s wonderful to be a grandfather again. I’m looking forward to it – but I hope it will be a girl this time.”
According to legend, Charles always wanted a daughter and was disappointed when Harry turned out to be a boy.
Does anyone else love it when Charles smiles? I think it’s nice when he smiles. He has such a stern face when he doesn’t.