Photos show the Duchess of Cambridge’s growing baby bump after she announced her pregnancy back in September.
The Duchess of Cambridge showed off her emerging baby bump as she attended a gala dinner for a children’s mental health charity.
Pictures taken at Tuesday evening’s event at Kensington Palace’s 18th century Orangery, show Kate’s baby bump beginning to show.
She met supporters and those who have been helped by the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families (AFNCCF) at a reception before the dinner to celebrate the charity.
The 35-year-old patron of the charity, who is pregnant with her third child, had been suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum – a severe form of morning sickness.
But in recent weeks Kate has stepped back out into the limelight and is now in her second trimester and due to give birth in April.
The Duke and Duchess announced the pregnancy in September with Kensington Palace issuing a statement in which the Queen was said to be “delighted” with the news.
It read: “Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their third child.
“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.”
The Duchess gave birth to her first child Prince George in 2013 and her second child Princess Charlotte in 2015.
Speaking of the event, Peter Fonagy, the chief executive of the Anna Freud Centre, said Kate was “very interested in maternal mental health”.
He said: “One of the things that we are interested in is intervening as early as possible in children’s lives to improve their chances of good mental health throughout life.
“She’s particularly concerned that mothers’ mental health plays a major role in this and that we are able to support mothers to support their children.”