Rumor: Duchess Kate Middleton is undergoing hypnotherapy

After being hospitalized for acute morning sickness, she has taken measures to regain her appetite.

 

UNCONFIRMED: Prince William's pregnant wife is being hypnotized to help change her eating habits

According to several news and celebrity web sites, including International Business Times and The Hollywood Gossip, Middleton's friend, Jessica Hay, reportedly told Australia's New Idea magazine that the duchess has had difficulty keeping food down, which led to her seeking help from a hypnotherapist.

"Kate still looks at food and feels nauseous," Hay told New Idea. "She's been plagued with that feeling you have when you've had food poisoning and your stomach's shrunk."

Hay said the hypnotherapy is designed to block Middleton's thoughts of foods that exacerbate the morning sickness, and replace them with healthy, nutritious foods such as avocados, berries, oatmeal and broccoli.

Middleton also is reportedly keeping fit by taking Pilates a few times a week and walking the royal dog. (Click here to read more about her regimen.)

'It's about time'

Prince Harry, on his way home from the front lines of Afghanistan, said he "can't wait" to become an uncle. Stationed in Afghanistan since September, the prince spoke with his brother and sister-in-law shortly after news of their pregnancy broke in early December.

"Obviously I'm thrilled for both of them," Harry told a group of reporters in a pre-taped series of interviews from Afghanistan. "It's about time." (Read more about Harry reacting to the news.)

Harry recently remarked that killing Afghan militants was similar to playing video games, which didn't sit well with Taliban officials. (Click here for more on his comments.) An insurgent warlord even called Harry a drunken "jackal" out to kill innocent Afghans.

 

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