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Royal bump debuted as Kate makes first public appearance since pregnancy announcement

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Kate Middleton has been dealing with a awful illness, Hyperemesis Gravidarum, while pregnant with her third child with Prince William and has been unable to make appearances.

Kate joined husband Prince William and brother-in-law Prince Harry to host a reception at Buckingham Palace recognising mental health workers.

The event was held to mark World Mental Health Awareness Day.

For the occasion, the expectant mother wore a blue lace dress, which is believed to be from Temperley to show off her growing bump.

This is Princess Kate's first public appearance in six weeks.

If the Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge are delighted with the arrival of this new royal baby, the young woman unfortunately suffers from hyperemesis gravidarum which results in violent nausea and other very disturbing symptoms.

Max Mumby/Indigo via Getty Images Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits the Sunken Garden in the grounds of Kensington Palace on August 30, 2017 in London, England.

William, Kate and Harry have made campaigning about mental health one of their priorities, with both royal brothers saying in recent months how their mother's death in a vehicle crash when they were children had left deep emotional scars.

One of their initiatives that's close to the duchess' heart is Heads Together, a mental health campaign whose aim is to challenge mental health stigma and change how it is perceived.

Middleton had to endure the same complication during her previous pregnancies.

So far, no further royal engagements have been announced for the Duchess of Cambridge and its understood this appearance does not mean she will be resuming full royal duties just yet.

And commenting on the Heads Together campaign he added: "I think it's an extraordinary achievement by this generation of the royal family, they've really done a remarkable thing - no-one would realise if they hadn't done it, which makes it all the more remarkable that they have". "All three of us have seen that mental health is at the heart of so numerous issues we are passionate about".

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