As you've likely heard, Kate Middleton is suffering from severe morning sickness as the result of a condition known as Hyperemisis Gravidarum.
The illness has forced Kate to cancel some public appearances, often at the last minute. Fortunately, she's said to be feeling better these days, and she's been able to attend royal functions such as yesterday's Remembrance Sunday event.
However, some royal sources have suggested that while Kate's condition seems to be improving, there remains a strong likelihood that she'll have to pull out of any of the events that have been scheduled between now and the end of her pregnancy.
If that should be the case, Prince William may find himself in the position of doing the royal smile-and-wave on his own, whether he likes it or not.
He's already filled in for Kate at some events she had planned to attend on her own, and some insiders say he was less than thrilled about it:
Kate canceled a trip to Malta in September, and William took her place. Sources say Will didn't hide his displeasure at being forced to make the trip.
"William had wanted to go to his friend Charlie Gilke's wedding in Italy that weekend," one insider tells the Daily Mail. "He spent most of the trip in a strop."
For those who aren't fluent in Brit slang, a "strop" is a bad mood. And apparently, that's not the only time that Will was openly unhappy about having to pick up the slack for his ailing wife.
In fact, some royal watchers have hinted that Kate came back to the spotlight as part of an effort to appease Whiny Will and his family. It's even been suggested that the Queen forced Kate to return to public life, but we doubt that's the case.
The Queen may have the throne, but Kate's a boss in her own right these days.