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Pregnant Kate Middleton Dazzles in Blue for Charity Opening

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It’s been a busy week for everybody’s favorite royal mum-to-be! Duchess Catherine has stepped out for the second time this week to officially open the new London headquarters for Place2Be, a children’s mental health charity.

Kate, who is just weeks away from welcoming her third child into the world, was all smiles as she took part in a discussion with mental health professionals and school leaders. She also met with staff and pupils from Albion Primary School in Rotherhithe, London, where Place2Be has been providing mental health support for pupils, families and staff for over a decade. While at the school, Kate, who is a patron of the charity, looked on as children drew inside the outline of a paper hand, before suggesting she take one of the coloring sheets “home to do with George and Charlotte.”

Kate, who is expecting her third child in just a matter of weeks, stepped out to officially open the new London headquarters for Place2Be, a children’s mental health charity. At the event, she shared an intimate chat with children from Albion Primary School in Rotherhithe, London. The Duchess, 36, recycled a blue lace Marlene maternity cocktail dress from Séraphine for the engagement.

The sold-out frock, which features bell cuffs and an empire-waist, has become a staple of the pregnant royal’s closet. She previously wore the dress for a luncheon with Norway’s King Harald and Queen Sonja during her recent royal tour with husband Prince William.

The royal mum-to-be has certainly stuck to a blue theme this pregnancy— from that first lacy blue Temperley dress in October to her gown at the Royal Variety Performance in December. While royal bookies are betting that the blue is a nod to the gender of the baby, as The Daily Mail reported, we’re going to need a little more evidence!

It’s certainly been a very blue pregnancy for the beloved royal— from that first lacy blue Temperley dress in October to her gown at the Royal Variety Performance in December and a Jenny Packham military-inspired coat last month. The Duchess and husband Prince William have stayed pretty tight-lipped on the details surrounding their third child, other than confirming the new arrival is due sometime in April. But according to a fresh report by UK paper, The Sun, Duchess Catherine’s due date could fall on a very patriotic holiday. The publication claims the royal couple will welcome their bundle of joy “on or around” St George’s Day on Monday, April 23.

St. George’s Day is celebrated by Christian denominations in England and around the world and honors the Feast of Saint George. “There’s no certainty with due dates of course but the Duchess is working off a date around St. George’s Day and it would be a lovely patriotic coincidence if he or she were born then,” an insider explained. “Or if she’s very late, as she was with George’s birth, she could even make it a very special wedding anniversary present to William, as they celebrate seven years of marriage on April 29,” the source continued.

Like Prince George and Princess Charlotte, Kate and William have reportedly decided not to find out the gender of their baby, The Sun also reports. It is also claimed she will give birth at the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in London, just like she did with her two other children.

We can barely wait!

This article first appeared on our sister site, NowToLove.

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