Kate Middleton made one of her first public appearances since she announced she was pregnant when she greeted the president of Singapore in London Tuesday, Reuters reported. The Duchess of Cambridge has not been seen publicly for practically two months, but ended her hiatus to welcome President Tony Tan Keng Yam and his wife, Mary, at the Royal Garden Hotel.
Middleton, 32, is reportedly 12 weeks pregnant, the New York Post’s Page Six wrote. She wore a gray Alexander McQueen dress coat, which covered most of her baby bump. The duchess accessorized her outfit with a Jane Taylor hat, Jenny Packham clutch and Annoushka pearl earrings with 18-carat yellow gold diamond-encrusted hoops, the news site said.
“I’ve been looking forward to getting out of the house, that’s for sure,” Middleton told the president’s wife. William and Kate escorted the president and his wife to meet Queen Elizabeth II in a horse-drawn carriage.
The duchess has been diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum, which forced the royal to cancel a commitment. She suffered from the pregnancy-related illness, which is also known as acute morning sickness, during her pregnancy with Prince George.
“As with her first pregnancy, the duchess is suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum. Her Royal Highness will no longer accompany the Duke of Cambridge on their planned engagement in Oxford today,” Clarence House said in a statement in early September. She was cared for at Kensington Palace.
The couple is expecting their second bundle of joy to arrive in April 2015. The child’s gender has not yet been revealed, though some suggest Middleton could be pregnant with a princess. Other reports claim the duchess is expecting twins.
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