10/09/2014 15:01 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Pregnant Kate Middleton Forced To Pull Out Of Invictus Games Opening Ceremony

Kate Middleton's morning sickness is still so bad she won't be able to attend the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games.

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It was recently announced that Kate is expecting her second child with Prince William. And, while the news is very exciting, morning sickness is blighting the first part of her pregnancy.

Doctors caring for her at Kensington Palace told aides she would not be able to make the appointment at the Olympic Park in London on Wednesday night.

The duchess had wanted to support her brother-in-law Prince Harry at the Invictus Games, which has been organised for wounded and injured soldiers. Teams from 13 nations will compete at the event, and Prince Harry yesterday welcomed competitors at a Dagenham sports centre.

More than 400 competitors, both serving military personnel and veterans, will compete in nine adaptive sports at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Lee Valley Athletics Centre in London over four days starting on Thursday.

Kate has also pulled out of the Drumhead service at Lee Valley Athletics Centre tomorrow night, which will remember those who died in conflict.

According to the Daily Mail, a statement from Kensington Palace said: "The Duchess of Cambridge will not attend the Opening Ceremony of the Invictus Games this evening or the Athletics event tomorrow."

It was reported on Tuesday that Kate's first solo overseas trip to Malta could be under threat from the acute morning sickness.

The duchess is due to fly to Malta to celebrate the former colony's 50th anniversary of independence on a two-day tour from 20 to 21 September.

The palace statement added: "The Duchess's attendance on the forthcoming visit to Malta will be kept under review and a decision taken closer to the time."

Here's to hoping she feels better soon.

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