09/18/2014 10:46 EDT | Updated 06/16/2017 00:58 EDT

Kate Middleton's Malta Tour Cancelled: Clarence House

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NBCUNIVERSAL EVENTS -- UK Creative Industries Reception -- Pictured: (left) Kate Middleton -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Following the announcement of her pregnancy last week, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge will no longer be travelling to Malta for her solo weekend tour. The news comes after Clarence House confirmed the rumours on Thursday.

The Duchess (or Kate Middleton) who is expecting her second child, continues to suffer from hyperemesis gravidarum, a type of morning sickness, and was advised by her doctors not to partake in the royal tour.

The Clarence House also revealed the Duke of Cambridge will take over his wife's place in Malta.

Rumours of the Duchess cancelling her tour started last week, after she missed several public appearances, including the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games. Reports said her brother-in-law, Prince Harry, also cancelled his 30th birthday bash because Kate was still suffering from her illness.

The purpose of the Malta tour was to celebrate the island country's 50th anniversary of independence, according to the Guardian, where Kate was scheduled to visit the national library and attend independence day festivities.