With her gracious manner, middle-class origins and girl-next-door beauty, Catherine has captured the British public’s imagination in a way that even her elegant, much-loved, would-have-been mother-in-law, the late Princess Diana, didn’t quite manage. And that’s because, unlike Lady Di, Kate Middleton is one of us.

So when the fairy tale princess goes into the hospital with acute morning sickness, we’re all on the edge of our seats, because there’s so very much riding on her being okay, not to mention the third-in-line-to-the-throne inside her womb.

Which is a heckuva lot to carry on your shoulders if you’re an immigrant nurse who happens to make the wrong decision on a phone call when you’re tired and trying too hard and haven’t quite mastered the language of the country you live in.