It's always a special moment in any pregnancy, the time that baby starts to make their presence well and truly known. A baby bump is a very personal thing but also a very public sign that new life is on the way. We already knew that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were expecting baby number three (that is, unless, you've been under a rock since September) and while the smallest hint of a curvy tum had been seen on Kate's previous public appearances since the announcement, a gala dinner in London provided an opportunity for everyone to go maternity mad. Yep, here comes the bump.
The Duchess of Cambridge was attending a gala benefit for one of her most beloved charities. the Anna Freud Centre for Children and Families. The event, held at the Orangery at Kensington Palace, celebrated the work of the organisation which is campaigning for changes in the way that children's mental health issues are handled.
Kate has been a high profile supporter of the Anna Freud Centre for a number of years. The charity is very focused on early intervention for children and families when mental health issues become apparent and during the gala event, the Duchess of Cambridge heard about the latest developments in this work.
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Kate was looking very well as she enters well and truly into the second trimester of her third pregnancy. As with her previous two great expectations, the Duchess of Cambridge had to stop her public engagements during the first months of her pregnancy after she again experienced Hyperemesis Gravidarum. The news of baby Cambridge number three was announced in early September and confirmed in October. The new fifth in line to the throne is due in April 2018.
And it was baby who was getting plenty of attention last night, even if we are still months away from meeting them. The Duchess of Cambridge, in black, was showing off a real burgeoning bump for the first time and that's got to make everyone smile. Babies are always happy news so let's celebrate the arrival of the Cambridge bump.