28/11/2014 08:59 GMT | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Kate Middleton To Stay At Home When Prince William Jets Off To China

Kate Middleton may have got over her severe morning sickness, but it appears that a trip to China and Japan may be still be a step too far.

The pregnant royal is set to stay at home when Prince William jets off to the Far East next February.


Both the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were invited on the official visit, but unfortunately Kate will be too heavily pregnant (eight months) to join her husband.

The Duchess is expected to welcome her second child, and sibling to Prince George, in April.

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Kensington Palace has confirmed the trip, and revealed that William will carry out a number of engagements in Tokyo, before travelling to China for a three-day visit, with much of it being spent in Beijing.

This will be the first time a member of the Royal Family has visited China for 30 years, and one of William's engagements will include opening the Great Festival of Creativity at Shanghai's Long Museum on 2 March.