Prince William, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton)
by KEVIN GEE/startraksphoto.com
12/6/12 According to the GUARDIAN UK, "The pregnant Duchess of Cambridge has left the King Edward VII hospital after being admitted on Monday suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, a very severe form of morning sickness.
Smiling, and carrying a bunch of flowers, she left accompanied by the duke at around 10.45am on Thursday.
Responding to questions about how she was feeling, shouted by waiting journalists, she replied: "Much better."
She will now go to Kensington Palace, where she and Prince William have a small cottage, and she is expected to rest. In a statement, a St James's Palace spokesman said: "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. "Their royal highnesses would like to thank the staff at the hospital for the care and treatment the duchess has received." The duchess is believed to be less than 12 weeks pregnant, possibly just two months. The royal couple were forced to go public about her condition far earlier than they wanted because of her admission to hospital for treatment. She became unwell while staying at her parent's Berkshire home at the weekend, and was driven to the hospital by Prince William on Monday afternoon. She is understood to have been severely dehydrated, and is believed to have been receiving fluids on a drip. She is being treated by the Queen's current surgeon-gynaecologist, Alan Farthing, and his predecessor, Marcus Setchell. She has cancelled all her engagements for this weekend. Palace officials said when she was admitted that she would spend several days in hospital, and would then require a period of rest at home on being discharged. The King Edward VII hospital, in central London, found itself at the centre of controversy earlier this week when it was revealed its staff had been duped by two Australian radio DJs posing as an implausible Queen and the Prince of Wales, into divulging intimate medical details of her condition. William visited the hospital every day after his wife's admission, and arrived at the hospital shortly after 10am on Thursday. On Wednesday the duchess was visited by her younger siblings, Pippa, 29, and James, 25, who stayed for around an hour. Her mother, Carole Middleton, visited later."