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Duchess to miss Invictus Games opening due to morning sickness

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

Kate, who is expecting her second child, was also forced to cancel an engagement in Oxford earlier this week.

Meanwhile, David Beckham has given some friendly advice to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge ahead of their new arrival - get some more sleep.

"With the commitments that they have to be a great mum and dad is pretty incredible," Beckham said.

There is already speculation that the royal couple's second child could be due in April.

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Harry: I can't wait to see my brother 'suffer more'

Prince Harry has welcomed the news of the Duchess of Cambridge's pregnancy as "very exciting" - joking that he cannot wait to see his brother "suffer more".

He said Kate was coping with her illness and expressed his wish that the couple would be able to enjoy some privacy during her pregnancy.

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