Kate could miss Royal family X-mas due to pregnancy sickness
The Duchess of Cambridge could forego the Royal family's traditional Christmas get-together at Sandringham, as she continues to suffer from severe pregnancy sickness, it has been revealed.
Last year, on Kate's first Christmas Day at the Queen's country estate in Norfolk, a record 3,000 people turned to cheer her on the short walk to the local church.
But aides have privately accepted that her presence at Sandringham this year is in serious doubt, and she could spend Christmas with her own family, where she will be closer to doctors and to the King Edward VII Hospital if she requires further hospital treatment, the Telegraph reported.
Any hopes that she was on a path to recovery when she was discharged from the hospital last week following a three-night stay were quickly dashed when it emerged that her health had worsened last weekend.
"It's too early to say at the moment whether the Duchess will be at Sandringham at Christmas," a source said.
"Everyone hopes she will be feeling much better by then, but we'll have to wait and see," the source added.
Kate has already missed four public engagements as a result of her pregnancy sickness.
If she does not make an appearance at Sandringham it could mean that she won't be seen in public until well into next year.