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Kate to welcome President Tony Tan to Britain later this month

Prince William’s wife Kate is scheduled to welcome President Tony Tan Keng Yam to Britain later this month, Buckingham Palace said Friday.

It will be her first engagement since falling victim to severe morning sickness.

Kate and William are set to give Dr Tan a formal welcome to Britain when he begins a state visit on October 21, the palace said.

President Tony Tan Keng Yam.
President Tony Tan Keng Yam. PHOTO: The Business Times

While it is intended that the Duchess of Cambridge takes part, her attendance will be reviewed closer to the time in light of her condition.

The visit comes shortly ahead of Singapore's 50th anniversary celebrations in 2015. 

Morning sickness

Kate, who is expecting her second child, has once again been suffering hyperemesis gravidarum, which she experienced during her pregnancy with Prince George.

A string of engagements were scrapped after it was announced on September 8 that the duchess was pregnant again and had severe morning sickness.

William stood in for her last month on what would have been her first official solo trip abroad, representing Queen Elizabeth II at the 50th anniversary celebrations of Malta’s independence from Britain.

William, second in line to the throne, and Kate visited Singapore in 2012 as part of Queen Elizabeth’s diamond jubilee celebrations marking her 60 years on the throne and as head of the Commonwealth.

- AFP

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