The worst of her morning sickness is over, it appears, for Duchess Kate of Cambridge: She was back at work this week, glowing and showing a teeny baby bump for her third pregnancy.
You could just barely see it when she appeared at a mental health-related event for one of her charities on Wednesday in London, despite her loose tunic mini dress and her longtime habit of clutching her clutch with both hands over her midriff.
Kate's third royal baby is due in April and, as happened with her previous pregnancies with Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 2, she spent the early weeks suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, or acute morning sickness.
She was so ill she was unable to make it for George's first day of school in September; Prince William had to do the dropoff.
But she seems to be doing it now, judging from a line in the speech she delivered at a forum she attended for school leaders involved in children's mental health. She said parent shave a key role to play in the support system for kids.
"As a mother just getting used to leaving my own child at the school gates, it is clear to me that it takes a whole community to help raise a child," she said according to a transcript issued by Kensington Palace.
Kate's dress, by one of her favorite British brands, GOAT, was the color of wine and featured a line of buttons on one shoulder. She wore black tights, clutch and shoes and the customary poppy pin the British wear in November to mark Remembrance Day.
She was more formally dressed on Tuesday night for the gala dinner for another of her charity patronages, the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, held in The Orangery at Kensington Palace.
For that event, also mental-health related, she wore her familiar Zarita column dress by Diane von Furstenburg, made of black lace and featuring a V-back and a fluted hem.
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