KATE Middleton is due to give birth in July and could resume her royal duties as early as next month after recovering from her pregnancy sickness, aides have revealed.
Ms Middleton (31) had a 12-week scan earlier this month showing that her unborn baby is in good health, prompting St James's Palace to announce the expected birth month.
It means the Duchess of Cambridge was only about six weeks pregnant when she and husband William were forced to disclose that she was pregnant during her hospital stay at the start of December.
She is now thought to be 13 to 14 weeks into her pregnancy.
Those who bet on twins have already lost their stake after the palace confirmed that Ms Middleton was carrying only one baby.
The duchess was suffering from a severe form of pregnancy sickness called hyperemesis gravidarum.
One insider said: "Although the nature of the duchess's condition is that it can come back, she is much better and, health permitting, she will be back doing public engagements in the next couple of months." (© Daily Telegraph, London)