Maldon mums have sympathised with the Duchess of Cambridge after was hospitalised with acute morning sickness.

The pregnant Duchess has been treated in hospital for hyperemesis gravidarum, which causes repeated vommiting and sometimes dehydration.

She left hospital on Thursday with a relieved Prince William after a three-night stay.

Mum of twins Caroline Stannard, 32, of Longship Way, Maldon, knows exactly what Kate is going through.

She suffered with acute morning sickness from seven weeks in to her pregnancy and even lost weight throughout.

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