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Duchess to miss opening ceremony of Invictus Games

The Duchess of Cambridge, who is suffering from acute morning sickness, will not attend the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games this evening or the athletics event tomorrow.

The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting her second child. Credit: PA Wire

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced earlier this week that they are expecting their second baby.

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

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

Prince Charles reveals he's hoping for a granddaughter

Prince Charles is hoping the Duchess of Cambridge has a daughter Credit: PA Wire

The Prince of Wales has revealed he is hoping for a granddaughter.

Charles said it was "splendid" news that the Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their second child.

When congratulated on becoming a grandfather during a visit to Bermondsey, south London, he said: "I am already. But it's wonderful to be a grandfather again. I'm looking forward to it - but I hope it will be a girl this time."

Read more: Charles: Kate's pregnancy 'splendid'

Charles: Kate's pregnancy 'splendid'

Prince Charles excited about becoming a grandfather for a second time Credit: PA Wire

The Prince of Wales said it was 'splendid' news that he was to become a grandfather for the second time.

During a visit to an upholstery studio in Bermondsey, south London, Charles said: 'What did i do?' when congratulated on the news about the Duchess of Cambridge's pregnancy.

He added: 'It hasn't arrived yet - (but) splendid, we're very excited'.

Read: Crowds congratulate William as Kate expecting second baby

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