The Duchess of Cambridge has made her highly-anticipated return to public life since the announcement of her third pregnancy. And we couldn’t be happier to see the beloved royal back in action.
Kate, 35, has been forced to miss a number of important events -- including her son’s first day at school -- owing to extreme morning sickness or ‘hyperemesis gravidarum.’ The same nasty condition she battled while pregnant with four-year-old son, George and two-year-old daughter, Charlotte.
Alongside husband Prince William and brother-in-law Prince Harry, the beloved royal stepped out in honour of World Mental Health day -- attending an event at Buckingham Palace to celebrate those working in the mental health sectors across the UK.
The 35-year-old, who is believed to be 12 weeks pregnant, showed off a hint of a baby bump in a powder blue lace dress designed by London-based brand Temperley. She accented the midi-length cocktail number with a simple pair of black pumps and a coordinating clutch bag.
A palace aide told royal reporter Victoria Murphy that, “The Duchess’s condition is improving but she is still suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum.”
Prince William delivered a speech at the important event, revealing that it was his wife Kate who was the brainchild behind Heads Together. The organisation, spearheaded by the golden royal trio, aims to break down the stigma around mental health.
"Today, we are here to say thank you. Thank you to everybody,” he began. “When Catherine, Harry and I launched Heads Together, it is fair to say that we were ambitious about what it could achieve.”
"It was Catherine who first realised that all three of us were working on mental health in our individual areas of focus.”
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"She had seen that at the core of adult issues like addiction and family breakdown, unresolved childhood mental health issues were often part of the problem.”
"Harry had seen that it wasn’t enough to help veterans recover from their physical injuries without acknowledging the emotional and mental support they required.”
"And after years of working with the homeless, and having been called out to multiple scenes of suicide as a Search and Rescue and then HEMS pilot, I understood the damage poor mental health was causing to our communities and for our families."
Kensington Palace announced that the much-loved royal couple were expecting their third baby in a statement released on 4 September.
"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their third child," the palace said.
"The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news."
"As with her previous two pregnancies, The Duchess is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum. Her royal highness will no longer carry out her planned engagement at the Hornsey Road Children's Centre in London today."
It concluded: "The Duchess is being cared for at Kensington Palace."
Congratulations again to the soon-to-be family-of-five!
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