The Duchess of Cambridge has made her highly-anticipated return to public life since the announcement of her third pregnancy. And we couldn’t be happier to see the beloved royal back in action.
Kate, 35, has been forced to miss a number of important events — including her son’s first day at school — owing to extreme morning sickness or ‘hyperemesis gravidarum.’ The same nasty condition she battled while pregnant with four-year-old son, George and two-year-old daughter, Charlotte.
Alongside husband Prince William and brother-in-law Prince Harry, the beloved royal stepped out in honor of World Mental Health day — attending an event at Buckingham Palace to celebrate those working in the mental health sectors across the UK.
The 35-year-old is believed to be 12 weeks pregnant. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
The royal, who continued to suffer from extreme morning sickness, appeared relaxed throughout the event. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Her tiny baby bump was the focus of attention! (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Prince William delivered a speech at the important event, revealing that it was his wife Kate who was the brainchild behind Heads Together. The organization, spearheaded by the golden royal trio, aims to break down the stigma around mental health.
"Today, we are here to say thank you. Thank you to everybody,” he began. “When Catherine, Harry and I launched Heads Together, it is fair to say that we were ambitious about what it could achieve.”
"It was Catherine who first realized that all three of us were working on mental health in our individual areas of focus.”
"She had seen that at the core of adult issues like addiction and family breakdown, unresolved childhood mental health issues were often part of the problem.”
"Harry had seen that it wasn’t enough to help veterans recover from their physical injuries without acknowledging the emotional and mental support they required.”
"And after years of working with the homeless, and having been called out to multiple scenes of suicide as a Search and Rescue and then HEMS pilot, I understood the damage poor mental health was causing to our communities and for our families."
In a powerful speech at the event, Prince William credited the Heads Together campaign to his wife. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Prince Harry was also attended the event in honor of World Mental Health Day. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Kensington Palace announced that the much-loved royal couple were expecting their third baby in a statement released on September 4th.
"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their third child," the palace said.
"The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news."
"As with her previous two pregnancies, The Duchess is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum. Her royal highness will no longer carry out her planned engagement at the Hornsey Road Children's Centre in London today."
It concluded: "The Duchess is being cared for at Kensington Palace."
Congratulations again to the soon-to-be family-of-five!
This post was written by Candice Mehta-Culjak. For more, check out our sister site, Now to Love.