AceShowbiz - She's back! Kate Middleton made her first public appearance since she announced her third pregnancy last month. On Tuesday, October 10, the 35-year-old lady attended a reception at Buckingham Palace in honor of World Mental Health Day, joining husband Prince William and brother-in-law Prince Harry.
Kate had to take six weeks off royal duties after suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe morning sickness. She even had to miss son Prince George's first day of school on September 7. She was last seen on August 30, visiting The White Garden to mark the 20th anniversary of Prince Diana's death.
However, the Duchess of Cambridge looked healthy in a light blue midi dress from Temperley London, revealing her tiny baby bump. An aide said, "The duchess' condition is improving but she is still suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum. She is delighted to be able to be here tonight."
It seemed guests were also happy knowing the royal lady's condition as they praised her. One of the guests, comedian Stephen Fry, said, "I do understand she's been having this problem more severely than many pregnant mothers, and so we're very grateful [she's here]."
Dr. Nicola Byrom, founder of Student Minds, commented, "She's amazing. What a fighter that she's here."
The Duke and Duchess, along with Harry, are all advocates of mental health, leading to launch their own mental health campaign in 2016 called Heads Together. The reception was made to thank those who supported the mental health initiative.
"All three of us have seen that mental heart is at the heart of so many of the issues we are passionate about," William said in his speech at an earlier reception at St. James' Palace.
"All of you contributed to the first truly national conversation on mental health," Harry also added. "All of you helped change the language around the issue, shifting away from fear and shame, to a more open and optimistic sense about what we can achieve when we simply start talking. All of you showed what is possible when we get our Heads Together."