Pictures: Kate Middleton Leaves Hospital (A Nation Lets Out Sigh of Relief)

Subscribe to Kate Middleton alerts

Kate Middleton Leaves Hospital in LondonPicture Perfect: Kate Middleton Beams After Leaving Hospital In London

Kate Middleton left the King Edward VII Hospital in central London early on Thursday (December 4, 2012) after spending four days being treated for hyperemesis gravidarum (or, severe morning sickness). The Duchess of Cambridge looked fit as a fiddle upon checking out, holding a bouquet of flowers and smiling for the cameras with husband Prince William by her side. "The Duchess of Cambridge has been discharged from the King Edward VII Hospital and will now head to Kensington Palace for a period of rest," Nick Loughran, the assistant press secretary to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, said in a statement. "Their Royal Highnesses would like to thank the staff at the hospital for the care and treatment The Duchess has received."

Middleton, 30, is less than 12 weeks pregnant, though was suffering from a serious bout of morning sickness earlier this week. The acute nausea is usually diagnosed around 12 weeks into a pregnancy and in most cases resolves itself by 20 weeks, according to Dr Ashley Roman, who spoke with The Independent. In rare cases, it can last the whole pregnancy, though Middleton looked pretty healthy as she posed on the steps of the hospital this morning, before departing in a black car. The Duke and Duchess were spending time with her parents in Bucklebury when she became nauseas. Ever the reliable husband, Prince William sprung into the action and drove his wife 50 miles in their Range Rover to the hospital, where Kate was placed on an IV drip. Such was the nature of the hospitalization, the royal family were only notified of Kate's pregnancy a couple of hours before the rest of the world. 

Kate Middleton Leaves Hospital in LondonPrince Williams Arrives To Collect Kate Middleton

The Duchess Looks Fit and Healthy [L] and Prince William Arriving to Take His Wife Home

It gives the world's media the opportunity to step up their interest in the royal couple, who have rarely been out of the headlines since their famous wedding in 2011. Bookmakers have already begun offering odds on the baby-name of the future King or Queen. Traditional royal monikers such as George and Victoria are the market leaders at 10/1, though Alexander and John are also fancied.

Kate Middleton Leaves Hospital in LondonA Policeman Stands Guard as Kate Middleton Emerges From The King Edward VII Hospital in London



Tags: Kate Middleton - Prince William

Subscribe to Kate Middleton alerts

More Kate Middleton

William, Duke of Cambridge And Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge Smile At Fans Outside The Carlyle Hotel

Beaming royal couple William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (formerly known as Prince William and Kate Middleton) are seen waving at fans...

Prince William & Duchess Of Cambridge To Visit New York In December

Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, will be visiting New York for a few days in December on an official visit.Prince...

Royal Baby Due In April 2015! Palace Confirm Due Date For William and Kate’s Second Child

William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting their second child in April next year, Kensington Palace has confirmed. The royal couple...

Britney Spears Is A Picture Of Sophistication With Her Neat New Hair Do

Britney Spears has traded in her trademark long blonde curls for a sleek and sophisticated bob cut as she now embarks on a more serious...


Prince William Gives Health Update On Pregnant Kate Middleton During Malta Visit

Kate Middleton has not yet been a public appearance since announcing that she and Prince William are expecting their second child together, this is mainly...

Kate Middleton And Prince Williams Are Expecting Their Second Royal Baby

Kate Middleton is pregnant for a second time. The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William were happy to make the huge royal announcement on Monday...

Kate Pregnancy Announcement? Bookmakers Take Flurry of Bets

Is a Kate pregnancy announcement imminent? The Duchess of Cambridge's apparent friend Jessica Hay has allegedly told an Australian magazine that she had heard news...

Wimbledon 2014: Samuel L Jackson, Hugh Jackman & Keira Knightley Watch Epic Men's Final [Pictures]

Celebrities flocked to South London over the past fortnight to see the stars of the tennis court compete at Wimbledon. Stars from around the world...



Kate Middleton Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Kate Middleton

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All