Duchess of Cambridge ‘is avoiding Prince William’s friends’

Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge is avoiding some of Prince William’s party-loving friends.
The 32-year-old royal, who is currently pregnant with her second child, has been a notable absentee at a number of recent social events and sources close to the couple have suggested the Duchess is trying to steer clear of some of Prince William’s pals.
Over the last 12 months, the Duchess – who was known as Kate Middleton prior to her marriage to Prince William in 2011 – has been absent from her husband’s side on eight major occasions, including four weddings and two holidays.
What’s more, the Duchess missed the recent the christening of Zara Phillips’s daughter Mia.
The Duchess has been suffering with severe morning sickness since she announced her pregnancy, however sources at Buckingham Palace have refused to cite that as the reason for her absence and people close to the couple have suggested to the Mail on Sunday newspaper that she’s simply keen to avoid William’s party-loving friends.
The suggestion comes shortly after the couple travelled to New York City together, where they watched a basketball game and met music stars Jay Z and Beyonce.