The Duchess is back for the first time since her third pregnancy was announced and you can see a tiny bump! Kate has not been seen since she joined the Duke and Harry to mark the 20th anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.
She is looking fantastic in a new Temperley London dress. A royal aide revealed that she is still suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, but her condition is improving. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry were at a reception at Buckingham Palace to mark World Mental Health Day. The reception is to celebrate the contribution of those working in the UK mental health sector.
Prince William explained the origins of their campaign, saying: “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. 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.”
He also added: “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.”
The Duchess missed Prince George’s first day of school in September, after Kensington Palace announced on September 4 that Kate was expecting her third child.
Although Kate, believed to be less than 12 weeks pregnant, attended the reception to honour mental health campaigners, it is understood she may not be resuming full royal duties. A source close to the royals said: “The Duchess’ condition is improving but she’s still suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum. She’s delighted to be here tonight.”