Wednesday 18 July 2018

Kate Middleton shows off baby bump in blush pink dress by Irish designer Orla Kiely

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, (C) laughs as she shakes hands with a person in a Paddington Bear outfit along with her husband Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, (R) as they attend a charities forum event at Paddington train station in London on October 16, 2017
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, (C) laughs as she shakes hands with a person in a Paddington Bear outfit along with her husband Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, (R) as they attend a charities forum event at Paddington train station in London on October 16, 2017
The Duchess of Cambridge arrives at Paddington Station as she attends the Charities Forum event, joining children from the charities they support and meeting the cast and crew from the forthcoming film Paddington 2, at Paddington Station, London
The Duchess of Cambridge arrives at Paddington Station as she attends the Charities Forum event, joining children from the charities they support and meeting the cast and crew from the forthcoming film Paddington 2, at Paddington Station, London
The Duchess of Cambridge arrives at Paddington Station as she attends the Charities Forum event, joining children from the charities they support and meeting the cast and crew from the forthcoming film Paddington 2, at Paddington Station, London
The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, at Paddington Station in London, as they attend the Charities Forum event, to join children from the charities they support and to meet with the cast and crew from the forthcoming film Paddington 2
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, (C) dances with a person in a Paddington Bear outfit by her husband Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge as they attend a charities forum event at Paddington train station in London on October 16, 2017
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, (C) dances with a person in a Paddington Bear outfit by her husband Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, (R) as they attend a charities forum event at Paddington train station in London on October 16, 2017
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, (C) dances with a person in a Paddington Bear outfit by her husband Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge as they attend a charities forum event at Paddington train station in London on October 16, 2017
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, laughs as she arrives to attend a charities forum event at Paddington train station in London on October 16, 2017
Paddington Bear greets Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge at the Charities Forum Event on board the Belmond Britigh Pullman train at Paddington Station on October 16, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Kate Middleton has her maternity style down a T.

The Duchess of Cambridge (35) is expecting her third child with husband Prince William and made her second appearance today since announcing the baby news.

The Duchess of Cambridge arrives at Paddington Station as she attends the Charities Forum event, joining children from the charities they support and meeting the cast and crew from the forthcoming film Paddington 2, at Paddington Station, London
The Duchess of Cambridge arrives at Paddington Station as she attends the Charities Forum event, joining children from the charities they support and meeting the cast and crew from the forthcoming film Paddington 2, at Paddington Station, London

Middleton opted for a blush pink appliqué dress with black trim by her go-to Irish designer Orla Kiely as she was a surprise addition alongside William and Prince Harry at Paddington station in London this morning to meet the cast of the upcoming Paddington 2 movie. Royal watchers are in a tizzy as a teeny tiny baby bump was also visible, accentuated by her black velvet belt. 

Kate finished off her look with a black clutch and matching block heels by L.K. Bennett.

The expectant mother was beaming and typical jovial humour as she danced with Paddington himself and appeared to over the worst of her Hyperemesis Gravidarum, the extreme morning sickness she has experienced during each of her pregnancies.

The Middletons have a long-standing appreciation with Kiely as Kate's mother Carole and sister Pippa are also fans of the Dubliner's work, but Kiely previously said she doesn't get advance notice if they will be wearing her designs.

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, (C) dances with a person in a Paddington Bear outfit by her husband Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge as they attend a charities forum event at Paddington train station in London on October 16, 2017
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, (C) dances with a person in a Paddington Bear outfit by her husband Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge as they attend a charities forum event at Paddington train station in London on October 16, 2017

"We don't know in advance, so it is a case of 'oh, holy smoke'," she told Ryan Tubridy earlier this year.

The Duchess of Cambridge wore a grey pleated Orla Kiely dress in both 2012 and 2015, as well as a brown printed dress coat in 2012.

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, laughs as she arrives to attend a charities forum event at Paddington train station in London on October 16, 2017
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, laughs as she arrives to attend a charities forum event at Paddington train station in London on October 16, 2017

"It's lovely when anyone in the public eye wears something," said Orla, who received an honorary O.B.E. She [Kate Middleton] wears a dress beautifully."

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, (C) dances with a person in a Paddington Bear outfit by her husband Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, (R) as they attend a charities forum event at Paddington train station in London on October 16, 2017
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, (C) dances with a person in a Paddington Bear outfit by her husband Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, (R) as they attend a charities forum event at Paddington train station in London on October 16, 2017

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