Duchess Kate Cancels Charity Appearance, Doesn’t Send Surrogate



Duchess Kate was scheduled to attend the opening of the Clore Art Room at London’s Barlby Primary School as part of the Clore Duffield Foundation’s 50th anniversary year, but was forced to cancel her appearance because she was not feeling well.

Namely, Kate, who has been a Royal Patron of the Art Room since 2012, suffers from hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe pregnancy sickness she also suffered when carrying George.

A palace spokeswoman said that Kate sent her support and was sorry for not being able to attend the event.

“As with all her engagements, we are taking decisions closer to the time of them occurring, and we are keeping them under review.  She was really keen to send her support because she couldn’t be there in person.”

Kate did sent a note for the event in which she apologized for not being there.

‘’I wanted to share my congratulations with you all for the launch of the new Clore Art Room. I was looking forward to joining you all for this particularly special day as part of The Clore Duffield Foundation’s 50th Anniversary year. I am truly sorry that I cannot be with you all today as you celebrate this milestone. As Patron of The Art Room I feel great pride to see the work that the charity is doing. Vulnerable children flourish in the safe havens that The Art Room provides; this highlights just how important it is to support children at a time when they most need help and support. This partnership with The Clore Duffield Foundation is a significant moment for The Art Room. As I cannot thank the Foundation in person today, I would like to extend my thanks to Dame Vivien and her Foundation for supporting a cause so close to my heart, and making such a transformational facility available to the children of Barlby Primary School. It really is hugely exciting to look to a future with even more Art Rooms, where the lives of many more challenging and vulnerable children will be transformed. I hope that you have a wonderful afternoon. My sincere apologies for not being able to join you but I hope that I will have an opportunity to visit Barlby and see the Clore Art Room soon.’’

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