Kate Middleton suffers from a lesser-known illness – when she ‘felt sick,’ Queen Elizabeth stepped in

Kate Middleton is in the middle of recovery from her planned abdominal surgery. She’s recuperating in the comfort of her home, Adelaide Cottage at the Windsor grounds where the Prince and Princess of Wales moved in recently.

The place, which was built in 1831 for Queen Adelaide, the wife of King William IV, has a long royal history.

Many royals resided there over the years, and the Adelaide Cottage went under complete renovation in 2015.

According to royal reporter Victoria Murphy, William and Kate preferred a move to Adelaide Cottage because it “allows them the opportunity to offer their children a more rural upbringing away from central London and the hustle and bustle of Kensington Palace, which is a popular tourist attraction.”

Another reason was that the place had already been renovated. Kate and William decided not to have staff living there.

“Kate and William were very keen for a modest home to start their new lives in Windsor,” a source told The Sun. “Adelaide Cottage fits the bill because it is a four-bedroom home and they do not need any more as they have no live-in staff. They were adamant they didn’t want anything too showy or anything that needed renovating or extra security so as not to be a burden on the taxpayer.

The source continued, “The added bonus is they can send George, Charlotte, and Louis to school together locally. The three children will enjoy running around and playing in the gardens, which is the kind of life they enjoy so much when at Anmer Hall.”

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According to the Palace, Kate won’t be able to return to her royal duties until Easter, but the truth is that no one knows with certainty how much time she would need before returning to her normal life as a royal.

At the time being, the Princess of Wales is doing some royal work from her bed.

Following her surgery, Kate found the time to send an emotional letter to TV host Kate Garraway whose husband died due to complications from COVID-19 in January.

Appearing on Good Morning Britain, Garraway shared she had received a letter from David and Victoria Beckham, as well as from William and Kate.

“And from the royal family — Catherine and William sent a beautiful letter, and I know Catherine has been in hospital herself,” the host said.

“Even the King — because there is somebody [who] knows about grief — that anticipatory grief where you know something has a risk of happening and how different it is when it does happen.”

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During her pregnancies, Kate suffered from terrible morning sickness, but that wasn’t the only type of illness that gave her a hard time.

Recently, Mirror revealed that at Trooping the Colour Kate felt sick.

In fact, the Princess felt ill while riding the horse-drawn carriage because the swaying of the old, vintage coach had made her nauseous. It was then revealed that she suffered from motion sickness. This was the reason why she decided to use a car and not a carriage on the day she tied the knot with William in 2011.

“The truth is the Duchess of Cambridge gets very seasick and doesn’t enjoy the rocking motion of carriages,” a royal source told the Mirror. “Worrying she may be ill on such an important occasion as Trooping the Colour added to her stress. Protocol meant she had no choice but to go by state carriage.”

At the time, the Palace opted not to speak of then Duchess of Cambridge’s motion sickness.

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But Kate isn’t the sole member of the family with this condition. Late Queen Elizabeth was also seasick, even though she often sailed in her Royal Yacht Britannia, and recommended her favorite pills to Kate.

Speaking of her morning sickness during her pregnancies, Kate said “[It was] utterly rotten. I was really sick,” on Giovanna Fletcher’s podcast Happy Mum, Happy Baby.

“I wasn’t eating the things I should be eating and yet the body was still able to take all the goodness from my body and to grow new life, which I think is fascinating,” she added.

“William didn’t feel he could do much to help and it’s hard to see you’re suffering without actually being able to do anything about it.”


Asked if she had experienced morning sickness only with Prince George or during all of her pregnancies, Kate answered, “Yes, unfortunately. Lots of people have it far, far worse, but it was definitely a challenge. Not just for me but also for your loved ones around you – and I think that’s the thing – being pregnant and having a newborn baby and things like that, impacts everybody in the family.”

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