At about 10 weeks pregnant, Kate Middleton is feeling “so-so,” according to her prince of a husband, William. Besides putting on his pants one leg at a time, William has another thing in common with the average expectant father, his elaborate detailing of a wife with severe morning sickness as “so-so!”
According to Music Times on Sept 22, Kate had to pass up her solo Malta trip, where she was to represent her grandmother-in-law, the Queen. Instead of Kate, William went in her place.
When William was asked how Kate was feeling, “so-so” was as about as generic as one can get. As Music Times suggests, Kate is too sick to function normally. The cliches were the safest way to go and he borrowed a few when answering questions on how Kate was feeling. Besides “so-so” he also said “she’s up and down.” Nothing he said came back to bite him, so he really does have this media thing down pat!
This is the second time around for Kate with this horrendous pregnancy sickness. She landed in the hospital from the same illness when she was pregnant with Prince George.
William’s “so-so” reply can be seen as someone who has no clue just how horrendous it is to feel as sick as Kate does right now, but that’s not how William operates. His reply was more than likely so generic as to not to start any rumor mills spinning.
As Vanity Fair reports today that although William was solo in Malta, the majority of the questions asked of him were about Kate and George. William told a 70-year-old tourist when he asked how Kate was doing that she was “so-so, she’s up and down at the moment.” It sounds like William borrowed some cliche’s to be on the safe said, “so-so,” and “up and down,” are very non-committing comments.
What could William say? He wasn’t about to say that his wife is so sick and graphically describe how the illness symptoms are experienced by Kate? William has a need to protect Kate and that has been evident since the day they became engaged and they gave interviews as a newly engaged couple.
Even though William was young when his mom died, he remembers what she went through with the paparazzi, they were even chasing the car the night of Diana’s fatal crash. Everything that is done for and about Kate is done with her welfare in mind and that is especially true when it comes to what is conveyed to the media.
That “so-so” response was perfect because it conveys that she’s not too bad, but nowhere near how she ordinarily feels. Kate’s first pregnancy was announced earlier than the projected 12-week mark that the couple had planned to wait for.
Because Kate needed to be hospitalized at the time and they knew for sure that would leak out, her first pregnancy was revealed earlier than planned. The same exact thing happened the second time around, Kate got sick, but instead of being hospitalized, her home in Kensington Palace was set up to care for her. The doctors come into her home to monitor and treat Kate.
The news needed to be revealed earlier than the planned 12-week mark again, but not because she was going to the hospital, but because she wasn’t going…anywhere.
Kate is grounded with this sickness because it is so severe. By revealing her second pregnancy this paved the way for the public to understand why she wasn’t at planned royal functions and why she had to cancel her trip to Malta and send William in her place. As far as William’s concerned, Kate might feel “so-so” and she might be “up and down,” but everything he says and does is with Kate’s well being in mind!