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Duchess Kate glows as she bonds with fellow pregnant mums

Australian Women's Weekly logo Australian Women's Weekly 14/11/2017 Candice Mehta-Culjak
person standing in front of a building: The Duchess was met by waiting crowds as she arrived to the centre. © Provided by Bauer Media Pty Ltd The Duchess was met by waiting crowds as she arrived to the centre.

Duchess Catherine has dropped by Hornsey Road Children's Centre, nearly two months after the palace announced that she was pregnant with her third child and would be postponing the engagement.

Of course, she had a pretty excellent excuse… the beloved royal had to cancel last-minute due to extreme morning sickness.

The Duchess, 35, visited the centre in London, which offers support to new and expecting mothers, on Tuesday morning. She chose to keep her growing baby bump under wraps at the engagement, wearing a loose-fitting cream coat from the designer Goat over a black dress, tights and knee high boots.

During the appearance, Kate took the opportunity to bond with fellow expectant mums and new parents.

Speaking with single father Billy, Kate explained that her husband, the Duke of Cambridge, initially found it difficult adjusting to fatherhood.

a group of people looking at each other: Hornsey Road Children's Centre is run by one of the Queen's patronages, Family Action. © Provided by Bauer Media Pty Ltd Hornsey Road Children's Centre is run by one of the Queen's patronages, Family Action.

Billy 39, is raising his seven-month-old daughter Violet alone after taking custody from her mother.

“She was saying William was sort of similar and I just wanted to let her know how Family Action have been there for me and I think they need more support,” he said after the visit.

a group of people looking at each other: Kate took the opportunity to chat and laugh happily with a wide range of parents at the event. © Provided by Bauer Media Pty Ltd Kate took the opportunity to chat and laugh happily with a wide range of parents at the event.

The proud mum to Prince George, four, and Princess Charlotte, two, also spoke fondly of her first-born while chatting with mother-of-two Michelle and her son, Jacob.

“She was asking about what Jacob liked and he said he liked aeroplanes and she was asking if he’d seen a Spitfire and we said we liked going to the Science Museum and RAF museum,” she said, according to The Daily Mail.

“She was saying how George likes helicopters, she was saying about the top floor of the Science Museum where the helicopters are.”

a group of people standing next to a woman: She also spent some one-on-one time with children involved in the centre's important work. © Provided by Bauer Media Pty Ltd She also spent some one-on-one time with children involved in the centre's important work.

The Duchess has been forced to miss a number of important events in recent weeks -- including her son’s first day at school -- owing to extreme morning sickness or ‘hyperemesis gravidarum,’ the same nasty condition she battled with her two previous pregnancies.

But it looks as if she’s on the mend!

a little girl sitting on a bus: George's love for helicopters is well-documented! © Provided by Bauer Media Pty Ltd George's love for helicopters is well-documented!

Kensington Palace have begun to once again announce the royal’s appearances ahead of time, suggesting that she’s feeling well enough to schedule and keep forthcoming engagements.

Kate and William are expecting their third little prince or princess in April 2018.

The beloved couple have not yet confirmed the baby's exact due date, however there’s a chance the new royal addition could share their birthday with their great-granny the Queen, who will celebrate her 92nd on 21 April.

Or, if the royal bub were to arrive later in the month, their grand entrance could coincide with the Duke and Duchess’s seventh wedding anniversary on 29 April.

Only time will tell!

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