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Pregnant Kate Leaves Hospital, Feeling “Much Better”

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Britain's Prince WiIliam, the Duke of Cambridge, (L) poses for pictures with his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, as they leave the King Edward VII hospital in central London, on December 6, 2012. Prince William's pregnant wife Catherine left a London hospital on Thursday, four days after she was admitted for treatment for acute morning sickness.    (Photo credit LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

Britain’s Prince WiIliam, the Duke of Cambridge, (L) poses for pictures with his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, as they leave the King Edward VII hospital in central London, on December 6, 2012. Prince William’s pregnant wife Catherine left a London hospital on Thursday, four days after she was admitted for treatment for acute morning sickness. (Photo credit LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

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LONDON (CBSMiami) — The Duchess of Cambridge left a London hospital Thursday after being treated for acute morning sickness related to her pregnancy.

Clutching a small bouquet of yellow roses, the former Kate Middleton smiled and posed briefly for a photograph alongside her husband, Prince William, before leaving King Edward VII Hospital. She told the press she was feeling ‘much better and stepped delicately into a waiting car.

The couple’s office said she would head to Kensington Palace in London for a period of rest. She had been in the hospital since Monday. Officials from St. James’s Palace have said the duchess is not yet 12 weeks pregnant with the couple’s first child.

Royal officials announced Monday that the Duchess was pregnant, their hand forced by her admission into the hospital.

But the stay of one of the world’s most recognized women was complicated by a breach of her privacy.

Two Australian radio disc jockeys impersonating Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles placed a prank call to the hospital early Tuesday, and persuaded an unwitting nurse to tell them all about the Duchess’ condition.

Australian radio personalities Mel Greig and Michael Christian later apologized for the hoax, sheepishly noting that they were surprised that the call was put through and that their Australian accents were not detected.

But Christian has been promoting their stunt on Twitter, telling followers, “Still haven’t heard the #RoyalPrank that has the world talking? Listen to it here.”

Prince Charles — the soon to be grandfather — said he is thrilled Will and Kate are having a baby.

He called it ‘marvelous’ and joked it’s nice to become a grandfather at his ‘old age.’

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