By MARK DUELL
The pregnant Duchess of Cambridge smiled this morning as she left hospital after four days of treatment for acute morning sickness, telling reporters outside: 'I'm feeling much better, thank you'.
She was discharged from the King Edward VII Hospital in Marylebone, central London, following three nights under observation and will now head to Kensington Palace for a period of rest, St James's Palace said.
The 30-year-old royal emerged from the private hospital looking relaxed, carrying a bouquet of yellow flowers and giving a brief smile to the waiting press before being driven away with her husband Prince William.
Kate, who is less than 12 weeks pregnant, was wrapped up against the cold in a coat and scarf, and the royal couple will now spend time at their London home to allow for the Duchess to recuperate.
She was admitted on Monday after developing the condition known as hyperemesis gravidarum, and was suffering from the effects of dehydration.
For medical staff to allow Kate to go home, her severe vomiting must be under control and they are likely to have given her anti-sickness medication.
A St James’s Palace spokesman said: 'The Duchess of Cambridge has been discharged from the King Edward VII Hospital and will now head to Kensington Palace for a period of rest.