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Kate Middleton is not hooked up to an IV drip, nor is she confined to her bed with "round-the-clock doctors' care," contrary to a new tabloid report. Gossip Cop can correct this claim. We're told it's "not true."

The baseless allegation can be found in the latest issue of OK!, which reads in a headline, "Kate Hangs Tough." In the accompanying story, it's suspiciously purported that the Duchess of Cambridge, who was struck down with severe morning sickness at the beginning of her third pregnancy, is currently hooked up to an IV drip with "round-the-clock doctors' care." A so-called "palace insider" is quoted as saying, "Kate's been heartbroken that she can't see George off in the mornings, but she knows her health and that of her baby come first. She's just trying to stay strong for the entire family."

The publication's seemingly made-up "source" goes on to contend that Middleton is "out of commission," leaving Prince William to "pick up the slack." "He's spending all the time he can with the children, ferrying George to school and helping to get Charlotte fed and dressed each day," further purports the magazine's dubious tipster, before concluding, "It's hard, because he's been so worried about Kate. There's been a lot of stress, but they're both trying to maintain a 'this too shall pass' attitude. William is in awe of her strength."

But Gossip Cop looked into the claim, and it comes as no surprise that the entirety of OK!'s newest tale is nothing more than a fabrication. While it's true Middleton took some well-deserved time off when she was suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, she certainly isn't "out of commission." In fact, the Duchess of Cambridge joined Prince William and Prince Harry at the Coach Core graduation in London last week, notably in good spirits. Clearly, as proven by Kensington Palace (see below), she isn't hooked up to an IV drip, contrary to the magazine's inaccurate claim.

Unfortunately, this isn't the first time Gossip Cop has corrected the unreliable tabloid for manufacturing a bogus report about the royal. For example, we called out the magazine in September for falsely alleging in an untrue cover story that Kensington Palace confirmed Middleton was "having a girl." That wasn't true, and the same goes for this latest concoction.

Our Verdict

Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.

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