As with her first pregnancy, Kate Middleton is suffering from extreme morning sickness as the result of a condition known as Hyperemesis Gravidarum.
Kate has canceled several public appearances as a result of her illness and only just recently returned to public life.
Her recent appearance at an event to honor the President of Singapore was taken by many royal watchers as a sign that Kate's health is on the upswing.
Now it seems, however, that Kate may have simply caved in to pressure from the Queen to cease her bellyaching and get back to work.
Life & Style reports this week that Queen Elizabeth II "bullied" Kate into resuming her royal duties: