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The Duchess Of Cambridge Set To Return To Royal Duties Four Weeks After Giving Birth

26/05/2015 11:04 BST | Updated 26/05/2015 11:59 BST

The Duchess Of Cambridge is reportedly set to return to her royal duties four weeks after giving birth to Princess Charlotte.

Kate gave birth on 2 May, and "sources" have suggested the Queen is expecting her to attend her official birthday parade on the 13th June.

The Duchess took just over a month (39 days) of maternity leave after she gave birth to Prince George.

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The Queen's actual birthday is on 21 April, but the Queen's birthday parade (also known as Trooping The Colour), is a military parade to mark the monarch's birthday, which has taken place in June every year since 1820.

A source told OK! Magazine: "She thinks a month is more than enough time for Kate to take off before she should return to performing her royal duties.

"It's a huge public event, an incredible pageant carried out by the Queen's personal troops. Kate will be on show for it, dressed up in a smart outfit, with the eyes of the world on her."

But we all know how reliable "sources" are, so we'll have to wait and see whether this really is the end of the Duchess' maternity leave?

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