And yesterday the Duchess of Cambridge received more visitors when her family arrived at the hospital where she has been a Very Important Patient since Monday.
Her sister, Pippa, and younger brother James, joined Prince William at her bedside yesterday. The Middletons arrived at the hospital in central London in a taxi at 3.45pm and hurried inside without saying a word to reporters.
Quick visit: James, 25, and Pippa Middleton, 29, were pictured leaving the King Edward VII Hospital in central London just over an hour after arriving to see Kate
Brief visit: Pippa Middleton pictured arriving and departing the London hospital yesterday afternoonPippa was smart in a beige Superdry coat and brown suede boots, while her brother, who has grown a beard, appeared to carrying a plastic bag full of gifts, possibly magazines.
They remained with the Duchess for more than an hour, leaving at 5pm.
This time Pippa, 29, had a broad smile for the hundreds of waiting cameramen, suggesting that her sister may be improving.
They were followed by Carole Middleton who arrived at the hospital to see her elder daughter at 7.30pm.
In a long brown buckled coat, black knee-high boots, spotted shirt and and carrying a brown leather bag, Mrs Middleton made no comment to waiting journalists.
The Duke of Cambridge returned to his 30-year-old wife's bedside for five hours today before leaving around 5pm as it emerged prank callers tricked a nurse into revealing details about her condition.
Australian radio DJs impersonating the Queen and Prince of Wales were given an update about Kate, who was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital on Monday with severe morning sickness.
Supportive: Pippa looked relaxed and happy following her visit to her older sister
Going home: James, 25, and Pippa Middleton, 29, are pictured leaving the hospital in a taxi following their visit
The Duke is likely to be angered by the intrusion into his wife's health, despite the call having a humorous rather than sinister motive.
The 2Day FM presenters were put through to a nurse who told them: ‘She's sleeping at the moment and she has had an uneventful night. She's been given some fluids, she's stable at the moment.’
The prank call, pre-recorded and vetted by lawyers before being broadcast to listeners in Sydney, will be deeply embarrassing for the Edward VII Hospital.