Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge will return to work this week following a “babymoon” in the Caribbean with husband Prince William and her family.
The Duchess, who is four-and-a-half months pregnant, has attended only one public engagement since Christmas but will return to official duties on Wednesday with a visit to an addiction centre in London.
As a patron of the charity Action on Addiction, Catherine will spend the day talking to women who are recovering from substance abuse.
The 31-year-old is not expected to be out officially again until March 5, when she will travel to Grimsby, a seaport which has one of the highest levels of youth unemployment in the UK.
Her tour will include visits to a school, which she will officially open, a fire and rescue service, and the National Fishing Heritage Centre to discuss fishing sustainability in the North Sea – one of Prince Charles’s projects.
The Duchess’s decision to return to work suggests she has recovered from the severe morning sickness she suffered when she first announced her pregnancy in early December last year.
Following a short stay in hospital, Catherine cancelled all her public engagements but one, when she ventured out in early January to view her first official portrait, at the National Portrait Gallery in London.
The Duchess will carry out all of her engagements alone as Prince William focuses on his “day job” as an RAF Search and Rescue pilot at RAF Valley, North Wales.