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Pregnant Duchess Of Cambridge Expected To Carry Out First Official Duties

11/10/2014 13:14 | Updated 20 May 2015

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Pregnant Kate Middleton is hoping to carry out her first official royal duties as early as next week, according to reports.

The Duchess of Cambridge, who is rumoured to be expecting twins, has been forced to cancel several engagements because of hyperemesis gravidarum.

She made her last official appearance more than two months ago on August 5 at the Tower of London poppy exhibition.

But according to the Mirror she could make a some visits to charities as early as next week and is 'very much hoping' to be well enough to welcome the President of Singapore and his wife when they make a state visit to Britain on October 21.

Kate, 32, who will by then be around 12 weeks pregnant with her second child, will meet President Tony Tan and his wife Mary at the five star Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington. If she's well enough (fingers crossed) it will be the first time the Duchess has played such a significant role on behalf of the Queen at an incoming state visit. The visit could be the first time Kate appears in public since her second pregnancy was announced.

A source told the newspaper: "The Duchess very much hopes to be able to undertake this engagement, but as with all recent engagements her attendance will be reviewed closer to the time, depending on her health."

Kate and her husband Prince William will travel by car to Horse Guards Parade with the president and his wife where the Singapore couple will receive a ceremonial welcome.

The guests will then join the Queen and Prince Philip for a carriage procession down the Mall towards Buckingham Palace for a private lunch before viewing an exhibition of Singaporean related items from the Royal Collection.

The Duchess has been spending time at Kensington Palace and her parents' Georgian mansion in Bucklebury since her pregnancy was announced.

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