Oct 202014

There is news today about Kate’s health, due date and schedule. From a Kensington Palace news release:

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in April 2015.

The Duchess of Cambridge continues to be affected by Hyperemisis Gravidarum, but her condition is steadily improving.

In addition to the good news about Kate’s health, the release should put to rest rumors the Duchess is expecting twins, with the wording “expecting a baby”.

Continue reading »

Oct 102014

It appears Kate may be feeling a bit better. Today Kensington Palace announced the Duke and Duchess will take part in a State visit October 21st, officially welcoming Singapore President Tony Tan and his wife Mary Chee Bee Kiang, to Britain. This will not be the first time Kate and William have met the visitors; below you see President Tan and his wife Mary greeting the Duke and Duchess in Singapore in 2012.

Ken Goff/

Ken Goff/

Continue reading »

Oct 082014

We are back with brief news on how Kate is said to be faring along with some product updates.

There are multiple reports that Kate will visit New York this fall. From an initial story in the Daily Mirror:

The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William are planning an official trip to New York – which will mark her comeback from acute morning sickness.

Kate is now planning a show-stopping visit to the Big Apple at either the end of November or the beginning of December and will stay in the world famous city for several days.

A royal source revealed: “This trip is in the early planning phase but it’s a clear sign that she is on the mend. However, if there is any suggestion that the duchess isn’t well, it will be cancelled immediately.”

Yesterday People magazine’s Simon Perry confirmed a trip by Prince William is in the works.
Prince William is planning to make an official visit to New York in the coming months, PEOPLE has learned.The trip, set for later in the fall, may even see him bringing wife Kate with him. Although she has not been part of the original plans, it’s believed that the palace isn’t ruling out anything where she is concerned.

A “open mind” is being kept as to whether she will also travel, a royal source says.

It will be interesting to see how any/all of the above shakes out.

Obviously any travel plans would be contingent upon the Duchess’s health, as she continues to cope with the return of hyperemesis gravidarum, the illness she encountered when expecting Prince George. She was slated to visit Sir Ben Ainslie’s Americas Cup center next Monday but has been forced to cancel that engagement. More from Richard Palmer’s story in The Express:

…aides have cancelled plans for her to to go to Sir Ben’s new £12 million headquarters in the Camber Dock at Old Portsmouth, where he intends to employ 90 people initially and eventually hopes to create up to 1,000 jobs by building British yachts capable of challenging for sport’s oldest trophy.

The Duchess, a keen sailor in her youth, will be disappointed not to wave the flag for four-times Olympic gold medallist Sir Ben’s new racing headquarters.

Below, Kate at the Maritime Center in June for an event launching the America’s Cup bid by Sir Ben.

Splash News/i-Images

Splash News/i-Images

Continue reading »