Kate Middleton Shares An ‘Incurable Sickness’ With Queen Elizabeth

Kate Middleton and Queen Elizabeth have one thing in common: an incurable sickness. Following Middleton’s somewhat moody appearance at Trooping the Colour, sources claim that the Duchess of Cambridge suffers from the same sensitivity to motion sickness as Her Majesty, which explains why she seemed a little off at the event.

Queen Elizabeth and Kate Middleton
Queen Elizabeth and Kate Middleton | Photo by Oli Scarff – WPA Pool / Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth opens up about her sickness

Elizabeth has opened up about her personal struggles with motion sickness. In 2018, Her Majesty confessed that her coronation in 1953 was miserable because he got sick during the carriage ride to the event. Queen Elizabeth was forced to ride in a 200-year-old carriage that was powered by eight horses.

Unfortunately, royal protocol dictates what type of vehicle the royals take to notable engagements and it is usually of the horse-drawn variety.

Kate Middleton’s recent episode of motion sickness was likely brought on by the carriage ride to Trooping the Colour. According to Express, Elizabeth has recommended a few medications to help ease Middleton’s suffering.

The only problem with the meds is that they tend to make people drowsy, a side effect that is not suitable for royal engagements. The other issue is that Middleton cannot change the mode of transportation, which seems silly in light of her sickness.

“The truth is the Duchess of Cambridge gets very seasick and doesn’t enjoy the rocking motion of carriages,” a source shared. “Worrying she may be ill on such an important occasion as Trooping the Colour added to her stress.”

Can modern medicine help motion sickness?

Although there are medications on the market that help alleviate motion sickness, most of them list drowsiness as a common side effect. But doctors are hopeful that new treatments can help get rid of motion sickness without making a person sleepy.

The main cause of motion sickness, per the Imperial College of London’s Dr. Qadeer Arshad, is mixed signals between the eyes and ears. Medical professionals believe stimulating parts of the brain with electricity can help prevent motion sickness.

It is unclear if the royal family would ever consider electrical stimulation to deal with their motion sickness issues. But if the condition is serious enough, there is a chance Middleton will try anything she can to get rid of it. Unfortunately, the Duchess of Cambridge has not addressed the rumors surrounding her sickness, but many people can definitely relate to her struggles.

Kate Middleton appears uneasy at Trooping the Colour

The royal family has not confirmed Middleton’s motion sickness, but royal watchers noticed that she looked uneasy riding in the carriage to Trooping the Colour. In fact, Middleton was not smiling when she got out of the carriage, which many fans took as a clear sign that she was not feeling well. In contrast, Middleton’s fellow passengers, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and Camilla, did not appear phased by the bumpy ride.

While she may have been sick after the carriage ride, Middleton put on a strong face when she joined the rest of the royal family on a balcony attached to Buckingham Palace. As is tradition, members of the royal family greet parade goers on the balcony and are there to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s birthday.

Elizabeth turned 93 this year. The only royal who was not in attendance at the event was Prince Philip, who retired from royal duty a few years ago. Even Markle made an appearance at the event, despite giving birth to her first child, Archie, a few weeks back.

Kate Middleton and Prince William prepare for their new roles

Aside from sharing a debilitating sickness with Queen Elizabeth, Middleton will eventually share more things in common with the monarch. Once Elizabeth retires or passes away, Prince Charles is expected to take the throne.

When that happens, Middleton and William will receive new titles as they get a step closer to inheriting the crown. Just like Charles, the couple will be called the Prince and Princess of Wales, titles that are typically given to the first in line to the throne. After William becomes the King of England, Middleton may also inherit the title of queen.

The only exception to the rule is Charles’ wife, Camilla, who did not want to be called the Princess of Wales because that was Princess Diana’s former title. Naming Camilla that would likely has resulted in major backlash from the public.