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Morning sickness sidelines Kate Middleton from Malta trip

Prince William will take pregnant Kate Middleton's place

Prince William will take pregnant Kate Middleton's place on her trip to Malta. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Mark Nolan

What a hubby!

Prince William is stepping in for pregnant wife Kate Middleton, whose extreme morning sickness caused her to cancel a visit to Malta to commemorate 50 years of independence.

"The Duchess of Cambridge will no longer visit Malta this weekend. The Duke of Cambridge will undertake the visit instead #RoyalVisitMalta," the palace said in a statement.

"HRH continues to suffer from Hyperemesis Gravidarum. The decision was taken on the advice of doctors #RoyalVisitMalta."

The Duchess, 32, and The Duke, also 32, are expecting their second child together. They are already parents to baby George, who turned 1 year old this summer.

When Middleton's pregnancy was announced earlier this month, the palace said she was suffering from severe morning sickness, like she did with her first pregnancy.

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