Following a three night stay at the private facility in London, Kate left today at 10.45 a.m. carrying a bouquet of flowers. She was admitted on Monday after falling ill at her parents' home in Berkshire and has been treated for Hyperemesis gravidarum, acute morning sickness which causes serious dehydration.
A St James's Palace spokesman said Kate will now return to Kensington Palace for a period of rest:
"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. Their Royal Highnesses would like to thank the staff at the hospital for the care and treatment the Duchess has received."
Prince Charles spoke for the first time today about becoming a grandfather: "It's a very nice thought to become a grandfather at my old age."
William arrived at the hospital this morning and looked incredibly happy when he and Kate left. No doubt he will be delighted to have Kate home. The Duchess also looked in good spirits following a difficult few days. They left in William's green Land Rover for Kensington Palace, where they plan to move into the newly refurbished Apartment 1A in the new year.
The Duchess looked radiant in the DVF Simyonette Coat from A/W 2010 Collection (with many thanks to Kate Johnson who shared the ID via WKW FB). The coat is no longer available but originally retailed for $675.
The coat is described on Nordstrom as:
"Pleats and a half-belt nip in the waist of a herringbone coat, classic in colour and pattern but modern in silhouette. The double-breasted style is accented with braided leather buttons."
Kate also wore her Russell and Bromley Charge boots and a purple scarf. Her hair was worn half up, a lovely look which framed her face nicely.
It's absolutely wonderful to see Kate returning home and looking so happy, isn't it? :)
There is a video of Kate's departure at ITN Source.