It was second time lucky for The Duchess of Cambridge today as she visited a centre offering care to expectant and new mothers, after calling off the engagement due to severe morning sickness.
Kate, who is currently pregnant with her third child, is dropping by Hornsey Road Children’s Centre in north London after postponing her scheduled visit in September as she battled severe morning sickness.
Kensington Palace had to announce her third pregnancy before the crucial 12 week mark, to explain why she wouldn’t be able to attend the engagement.
The Duchess looked chic in a cream coat from Goat – just a week after wearing one of the brand’s dresses to another engagement – over a black dress paired with black knee high boots.
Family Action, a charity of which the Queen is patron, is one of those providing services including vital care and mental health support for parents at the centre.
The Duchess of Cambridge, 35, is visiting Hornsey Road Children’s Centre, after postponing her planned engagement in September as she battled severe morning sickness
Mother-of-two Kate bonded with youngsters during the visit, which she had to postpone while battling severe morning sickness
The Duchess is back in the full swing of royal duties after battling hyperemesis gravidarum in the early stages of her pregnancy and looked glowing today as she visited a children’s centre in North London
The Duchess had the chance to meet families and children in the nursery who have benefitted from Hornsey Road Children’s Centre’s support
The Duchess was presented with a beautiful bouquet of flowers as she left the centre. Kate was no doubt delighted to be able to reschedule her visit after pulling out in September due to severe morning sickness
The charity is one of the biggest national providers of early intervention services for families and children, providing practical, emotional and financial support to more than 45,000 families through over 130 community-based services.
Kate will hear the experiences of some parents who have been helped by the charity, and those who volunteer to provide support.
The visit comes as Kate continues looking at the issues and challenges in the area of maternal mental health.
Over the last few weeks, she has been stepping back into the limelight after suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum – a severe form of morning sickness.
Last month, Kensington Palace revealed that the latest addition to Kate and William’s family will arrive in April.
The Duchess looked understated but elegant in a cream coat by Goat worn over a black dress, teamed with knee high boots
Kate opted for a monochrome look for the visit, which was rescheduled after she had to pull out of her planned engagement in September. She kept her look simple, accessorising with a small black clutch bag
In a statement released via their Twitter page, the Palace revealed that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are ‘delighted’ to be expecting their third child in April 2018.
Kensington Palace was forced to announce Kate’s third pregnancy on September 4 because – as when she was expecting Prince George and Princess Charlotte – Kate was suffering with severe morning sickness.
William and Kate, both 35, already have two children: Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 2.
Kate will be heavily pregnant on an official visit to Norway and Sweden with her husband early next year.
The Palace said the couple had been asked to undertake the Scandinavian visit on behalf of the Foreign Office and William will also make a solo trip to Finland next month.
Pregnant Kate will hear the experiences of some parents who have been helped by the charity Family Action during the visit, and those who volunteer to provide support
The Duchess opted for a more comfortable choice of footwear than her usual high heeled court shoes, bringing out a pair of her trusty black knee high boots