Kate Middleton's hyperemesis gravidarum has rendered her out of commission for weeks, but she is reportedly on the cusp of resuming royal duties.
At least three weeks of severe morning sickness have hampered the pregnant Kate Middleton, 32, although she has avoided having to be hospitalized.
During her first pregnancy with Prince George in late 2012, things were so bad that she was forced to seek medical treatment outside her home.
This time around, things have progressed (slightly) better.
“There will be engagements in October and November," a royal spokesperson said of her schedule. "We just haven’t announced them yet.”
Is it too much, too soon for the ailing, expecting Duchess?
Prince William recently admitted that his wife's morning sickness has been “tricky,” but both are “immensely thrilled” about expecting their second child.
Still, there remains an element of concern for Kate.
Symptoms of the illness include persistent nausea and vomiting, which have rendered the typically slender Middleton even more so, pregnancy and all.
Some observers worry that she's losing too much weight, and/or should not have gotten pregnant again so soon after having first child George.
Germaine Greer, a feminist icon known for the book The Female Eunuch, said of Kate to Newsweek, “The girl is too thin. She is vomiting her guts up."
Kate "shouldn’t have been made to go through all this again so soon ... it’s not so much that she has to be a womb, but she has to be a mother."
"I would hope after this one she says, ‘That’s it. No more.’
“The whole thing is a mad anachronism. The ‘firm’ tell us that the first born will now become monarch regardless of sex. Well, big f--king deal!”
Greer also says that Kate had a “b-----d of a job” because she "has been put in charge of Prince William” and “cannot do or say anything spontaneous."
The beautiful brunette, Greer opines, knows "what she has to do and say and how to do and say it in the approved way. Spontaneity will get her in trouble.”
Good to know, Germaine. Thanks for weighing in.
We'd also like to thank Britney Spears for sending Kate her lingerie line in hopes that she'll model it for the brand. Anything to make a few headlines.
Not that she wouldn't look amazing in it, but there's about as much of a chance of that happening as the royals sharing her ultrasound pics on Twitter.