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Kate Middleton and William are "absolutely thrilled" for Meghan and Harry as Duchess makes her first appearance after engagement announcement

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Kate Middleton and Prince William are "absolutely thrilled for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry following the announcement of their engagement yesterday.

The Duchess of Cambridge was speaking during a visit to the Foundling Museum in London, which celebrates the history of the UK's first children's charity and first public art gallery.

When asked about the engagement, moments after she arrived at the venue, Kate said: "William and I are absolutely thrilled.

“It’s such exciting news. It’s a really happy time for any couple and we wish them all the best and hope they enjoy this happy moment.”

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The expectant mum arrived at the charity event sporting a dress by Kate Spade.

A New York based designer, Kate and her sister Pippa have worn the brand on a number of occasions over the years.

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The Duchess is visiting the Foundling Museum to find out more about the origins of the Foundling Hospital.

The hospital, which continues today as the children’s charity Coram, was established in 1739 by the philanthropist Thomas Coram to care for babies at risk of abandonment.

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Kate Middleton and William are "absolutely thrilled" for Meghan and Harry © PA Kate Middleton and William are "absolutely thrilled" for Meghan and Harry The museum is today taking part in the launch of the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2017, which will see all donations go towards arts projects with critically ill children in London hospitals.

Kate's warm words come as her brother-in-law and his American actress fiance are expected to announce further details of their impending nuptials next year

Mirror © Mirror Mirror Later today we should learn the month and venue for the highly anticipated wedding. .

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After weeks of rumours, the happy couple confirmed they were engaged and gave their first joint interview on Monday.

March or May are the current favourites for the high-profile royal nuptials, but April is thought unlikely.

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The Duchess of Cambridge is due to give birth to her third child that month.

The maternity style of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (GES Photos)

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