Mom-to-be Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, made her first public appearance this year as cameras vied to catch a good image of the royal baby bump.
In her first official engagement of 2013, Kate visited Hope House, a women’s addiction treatment center in London. It was a significant moment for the Duchess, who had been keeping a low profile as she struggled with severe morning sickness in her first trimester. There was speculation that she even might have to put her royal duties aside for the duration.
But all that seems to be behind her now. Kate looked positively radiant and the picture of health as she greeted the excited crowd.
Her tweed-patterned wrap dress was just fitted enough to show her small but visible stomach. The Duchess accessorized it with black pumps and modest jewelry.
Now we can’t wait to see what the next five months will be like. Kate is sure to be one of those enviable pregnant women who look amazing all the way into the delivery room!
Side view 1 of 7From this angle, Kate's pregnancy is much more noticeable.
Royal baby on board! 2 of 7The Duchess protectively cradles her little bump.
Pregnant in heels 3 of 7Kate joins the many other celeb moms who wear high pumps well into their pregnancies.
All aglow 4 of 7Kate is looking wonderful - which is a big relief after her difficult first trimester.
A natural mom 5 of 7Kate is greeted by a local girl. She genuinely loves children, so motherhood will be a happy new chapter in her life.
It’s a wrap 6 of 7We are TOTALLY loving Kate's wrap dress - comfortable yet right in fashion.
Beaming mom-to-be 7 of 7The Duchess looks both happy and healthy. She can even still wear her engagement ring!
[Photos: via PacificCoastNews]
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