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Pregnant Duchess Of Cambridge: Kate Attends First Engagement Since Announcement Of Second Pregnancy

22/10/2014 10:11 | Updated 20 May 2015

Pregnant Duchess of Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge has carried out her first official engagement since announcing her second pregnancy.

Kate and William welcomed The President of the Republic of Singapore and Mrs Tony Tan Keng Yam on behalf of The Queen at the Royal Garden Hotel as part of the state visit to London.

The couple then travelled with The President and his wife to Horse Guards Parade.

The pregnant Duchess wore a grey Alexander McQueen coat and a Jane Taylor hat for the occasion.

Kate has not carried out any official engagements since she attended the Tower of London to see the poppy display on August 5.

Duchess of Cambridge attends first engagement since announcing second pregnancy

She has been suffering with Hyperemesis gravidarum - a very extreme form of morning sickness – just like she did when she was pregnant with Prince George.

BBC Royal reporter Peter Hunt said Kate was heard saying to The President: "I've been looking forward to getting out of the house."

Luckily she probably has a fair few rooms at 'the house' to keep life exciting.

Clarence House announced yesterday (October 20), that Kate is due to give birth in April – prompting speculating that she has recently had her 12 week scan.

The announcement also confirmed Kate was still suffering with hyperemesis gravidarum, but that her condition is 'steadily improving'.

Duchess of Cambridge attends first engagement since announcing second pregnancy

The full statement read: "Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in April 2015.

"The Duchess of Cambridge continues to be affected by hyperemesis gravidarum, but her condition is steadily improving."

Kate's return to royal duties comes as betting was suspended on her having twins (two girls called Margaret and Elizabeth - or maybe Diana?).

Speaking about the betting odds, William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams said the flood of bets would normally mean there was truth in the rumours - but the announcement that the couple are expecting 'a baby' probably puts paid to all that.

Later the same day, Kate attended a black tie event at the National History Museum.

The Duchess Of Cambridge Attends The Wildlife Photographer of The Year 2014 Awards

Kate chose a pale blue frock for the occasion, which sent the tabloids into a spin thanks to the amount of leg it showed off.

Pregnant Duchess of Cambridge

Kate was attending the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards alongside Sir David Attenborough, who looked dapper in a fancy tux.