Why Duchess Kate and the Queen both look so gloomy in the royal carriage

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall  in a carriage at the Trooping the Colour ceremony

Any keen-eyed royal observer will have noticed that Kate Middleton is hardly beaming from ear-to-ear when she finds herself seated in a royal carriage.

While many suspected the Duchess of Cambridge was simply not overly fond of huge public engagements, it turns out she suffers from the same debilitating illness as the Queen herself.

A royal source revealed to The Sunday Mirror that Kate's visible unease is really an attempt to conceal the extreme discomfort she suffers every time she takes a jostling turn in the royal wheels.

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The Duchess suffers from crippling motion sickness, which is no doubt exacerbated by the movement of the carriage.

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Kate Middleton and The queen share severe motion sickness that makes a royal carriage ride 'horrible'
The Queen also dislikes carriage rides for the excessive motion. Photo: Getty Images
ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 18: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 18, 2019 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Kate is often seen looking visibly uncomfortable in the royal carriage. Photo: Getty Images
The Queen also dislikes carriage rides for the excessive motion. Photo: Getty Images
The royal exes appeared friendly at the annual racing event.
The royal exes appeared friendly at the annual racing event.
She also dipped her head and raised her hand in the air.
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Peter and Autumn Phillips certainly know how to have a good time! The down-to-earth royal couple were pictured taking selfies on day five of Royal Ascot on Saturday, which were posted on Nicky Malone PR's Instagram page. In the photos, Peter looked smart in a top hat and suit, while Autumn looked stylish dressed in a Claire Mischevani jumpsuit. The piece featured flare trousers and three quarter length sleeves, and cinched in at the waist with a tie belt. The royal teamed her look with a co-ordinating Sally Ann hat. Autumn is the second member of the royal family to have worn a jumpsuit to the races this year. On Thursday, the Countess of Wessex turned up in a stylish Emilia Wickstead number.Peter and Autumn Phillips posed for a selfie together at Royal AscotREAD: Phillip Schofield stuns fans with dramatic hair transformationAutumn also attended Royal Ascot on Thursday for Ladies' Day, and looked elegant in another Claire Mischevani dress, which was emblazoned with pink flowers. The ensemble was teamed with a matching hat and cream heels. Peter joined his wife for the occasion, and was once again dressed in a smart suit and top hat. The pair were at the event with other members of the royal family, including Peter's sister Zara Tindall, who rode in the carriage with Autumn. Other royals present included Princess Eugenie. Like many members of the royal family,Autumn instigated a selfie at the race Autumn and Peter adore sports events and are regulars at Royal Ascot. The couple are also seen at horse trials, and they often go with their daughters Savannah, eight, and Isla, seven, along with Zara and Mike Tindall and their daughters Mia, five, and one-year-old Lena.MORE: Jools Oliver breaks social media silence following Jamie's restaurant collapseIt looked like they were having a lot of fun!Autumn and Peter are also close with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and their children get on well with Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Savannah has been pictured on a number of occasions at recent royal events keeping her younger cousins entertained. At last year's Trooping the Colour, Savannah memorably kept George in line by telling him to be quiet while on the balcony.Make sure you never miss a ROYAL story! Sign up to our newsletter to get all of our celebrity, royal and lifestyle news delivered directly to your inbox.
Fimela.com, Jakarta Kate Middleton sukses menandai tahun ketiganya saat menghadiri acara pacuan kuda tahunan di Berkshire, Inggris yang dikenal dengan nama Royal ascot. Sebab ia tampil berbeda dan memikat dengan pemilihan gaun renda biru beraksen menerawang yang seksi dan elegan.Melansir dari Who What Wear, rupanya banyak yang menebak jika gaun biru periwinkle rancangan Elie Saab tersebut menyalin gaya ibu mertuanya Putri Diana. Ansambel biru milik Princess Diana dipakai saat perjalanan ke Australia 30 tahun silam.Gaun renda biru tersebut memiliki detail kerah yang tinggi, panjang midi, dan dilengkapi dengan topi berwarna biru yang senada dengan gaunnya. Momen twinning antar anggota keluarga kerajaan diprediksi memiliki unsur kesengajaan, termasuk aksi tampil kembaran seperti Kate dan Diana.Selain Kate Middleton dan Putri Diana, Ratu Elizabeth juga ikut memakai ansambel berwarna biru yang hangat. Coat birunya melapisi gaun floral yang memiliki motif sama dengan dekorasi pada topinya. Detail Gaun BiruSelama menjadi anggota kerajaan Inggris sejak 2011, Kate Middleton baru tiga kali menghadiri acara tahunan The Royal Ascot. Di ajang balap kuda eksklusif yang sudah menjadi tradisi sejak 1711 tersebut, Kate selalu memakai gaun bernuansa bridal dengan renda putih dari Dolce & Gabbana dan Alexander McQuuen.Maka saat Kate Middleton memakai busana renda warna beda, menandai perubahan besar baginya. Ia pun memilih topi warna senada dari Philip Treacy dengan dasar yang lebar dan aksentuasi bunga.Apalagi ini merupakan momen comback baginya ke Ascot setelah cuti melahirkan pada 2018. Ibu tiga anak ini absen dalam Royal Ascot tahun tersebut setelah melahirkan Pangeran Louis pada akhir April. Simak Video Pilihan BerikutGrowFearless with FIMELA
ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 21: Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York on day four of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 21, 2019 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
The queen dresses in lime green with white and yellow flowers tastefully woven into her hat. [Photo: Getty]
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"The truth is the Duchess of Cambridge gets very seasick and doesn't enjoy the rocking motion of carriages," the source said, adding the stress of trying to control the illness adds to her pallid expression.

"Worrying she may be ill on such an important occasion as Trooping the Colour added to her stress," they said.

Unfortunately for Kate, there's no way around the horrible journeys, the royal carriage ride is an age old tradition that can't be done away with.

"Protocol meant she had no choice but to go by state carriage," they explained.

The illness is not unique to Kate however, the Queen is also a sufferer and opened up last year about her own harrowing experiences in the uncomfortable vehicle describing a two hour procession on her coronation day as 'horrible'.

The illness is so powerful it's reported that the Queen has even suggested Kate take medication, but the well-known side effect of drowsiness means its an unlikely solution.

Turns out even royalty gets a bit car sick.

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