Kate Middleton Will Resume Public Duties After Four Month Absence
Kate Middleton will be returning to the public eye following a four month maternity leave in which there was much speculation as to the state of her marriage and if she was pregnant with her third child.
The Duchess of Cambridge has been enjoying time being a mom to George and her new daughter, Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana though her absence from the public eye has gotten the gossip mill churning with reports that she has torn William from his friends and family in favor of her own close-knit family, and even reports that her absence is an indication that she’s pregnant with her third child and suffering from the serious morning sickness that plagued her during her first two pregnancies.
Her first public appearance is scheduled for next week with a visit to the Anna Freud Center in London, a visit designed to raise awareness for mental health issues in children and young adults. The Duchess plans to focus much of her future public work in that area though there is talk that her engagements will be limited.
Kate is also scheduled to join her husband, Prince William, and brother-in-law, Prince Harry,at the opening ceremony of the Rugby World Cup on September 18. Both princes are avid rugby fans.
Proving that the family that serves together, stays together, Kate and William will also be making joint appearances as well as the solo engagements on their calendar. The two are expected in Dundee and North Wales later this year.
William has grown comfortable in his position as a pilot with East Anglian Air Ambulance service. He is the first heir to the thrown to take a civilian job. His salary is being donated to charity. He recently made the news when he flew into assist a prisoner in need of medical intervention.
The couple has faced rumors abut the state of their union after Kate backed out of a wedding at the last minute forcing William to take her sister, Pippa, as his plus one. The chatter was that Kate has grown more reclusive and was forcing William to spend all of his free time at home with her and their children. There was also talk that her mother Carole Middleton has been part of a plot to freeze out the royals while thrusting her own family into William’s home.
Then there are the rumors that Kate’s absences is not due to her wanting to spend time as a new mom of two but rather that she is suffering from severe morning sickness due to her third pregnancy.
Of course there is no proof of any of that and it is entirely possible that William enjoys the normalcy provided by Kate’s family and that with his mother gone, he appreciates having a hands on mother-in-law and grandmother for his children.
The couple can expect many more rumors to pop up though the only thing confirmed right now is that Kate is expected to resume her royal duties shortly.
What do you think? Is the Duchess of Cambridge pregnant or just enjoying her maternity leave like a normal mom? Is she forcing William to spend time at home or is she taking the heat for William wanting to be a doting dad? Let us know what you think here at Haveuheard.