Kate Middleton reveals baby bump as she makes first appearance since announcing her pregnancy to host royal reception

11:21 • 11.10.17



The Duchess of Cambridge revealed a tiny baby bump on Tuesday night as she made her first public appearance since announcing her pregnancy last month, the Daily Mail reports.


The 35-year-old royal, who has not been seen in public since August 30, joined Prince William, 35, and Prince Harry, 33, to host a glittering Buckingham Palace reception to mark World Mental Health Day.


She looked radiant in a £795 powder blue lace dress by Temperley London which skimmed over her bump.


Kate has taken six weeks off royal duties after being struck down with the same severe strand of morning sickness that she suffered while pregnant with Prince George, four, and Princess Charlotte, two. It forced Kensington Palace to announce her pregnancy far earlier than planned.


An aide revealed tonight that the duchess is still suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum but said her condition is improving. She added Kate was determined to attend the event because the cause is close to her heart.


Guests praised the royal for attending despite her condition with Dr Nicola Byrom, of charity Student Minds, added: “She's amazing. What a fighter that she's here.”

  

Radiant: The Duchess of Cambridge revealed a small baby bump as she made her first appearance since announcing her pregnancy last month. She has taken the last six weeks off royal duties after being struck down with severe morning sickness

Expecting: The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting her third child with husband Prince William. The royal couple joined Prince Harry to host a glittering Buckingham Palace reception recognising the important work of mental health workers

Passionate: Prince William, left, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry came together to co-host the reception

Feminine: For the occasion, the duchess opted for a £795 powder blue dress by Temperley London 

Tender moment: Prince William affectionately placed a hand on his wife's back as they entered the reception

Good spirits: The royal couple, who are expecting their third child together, shared a light-hearted moment

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge appeared to be sharing a joke with Prince Harry as the trio enjoyed the event

Dedicated: The Duchess of Cambridge, who is still suffering from morning sickness, looked animated as she spoke to guests

Important cause: William, Kate and Harry hosted the event to highlight the tireless work of mental health workers





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