Thursday, 20 November 2014

The glowing duchess: Pregnant Kate can't hide her bump as she welcomes guests to charity event at Kensington Palace

The Duchess of Cambridge was all smiles with a very visible baby bump this evening as she welcomed charity guests to Kensington Palace for a reception and awards ceremony thrown on behalf of a mental health charity.
Kate, who is around four months pregnant with her second child, wore a pretty spotted black top by High Street store Hobbs - which has long since sold out - and a skirt by designer Jenny Packham. She also had a wide belt clinched around her still slender waist.
She was joined at the Kensington Palace State Apartments by visitors her children's mental health charity Place2Be for their first ever Wellbeing in Schools Awards.
The Duchess of Cambridge's baby bump was clear to see as she spoke to children at the charity event at Kensington Palace
The Duchess of Cambridge's baby bump was clear to see as she spoke to children at the charity event at Kensington Palace
No sign of a baby bump: Kate wore a spotted black top by high street store Hobbs and a skirt by designer Jenny Packham this evening
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No sign of a baby bump: Kate wore a spotted black top by high street store Hobbs and a skirt by designer Jenny Packham this evening
Looking slender: At four months pregnant, the Duchess kept her waist cinched in with a belt
Looking slender: At four months pregnant, the Duchess kept her waist cinched in with a belt
There is is! Kate has a hint of a bump in this side on shot. Prince George's sibling will arrive next spring
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There is is! Kate has a hint of a bump in this side on shot. Prince George's sibling will arrive next spring
Royal welcome: Clarence House tweeted this picture of the Duchess meeting Ashantae Ahmet, 12, one of the 'child champions' at the event
Royal welcome: Clarence House tweeted this picture of the Duchess meeting Ashantae Ahmet, 12, one of the 'child champions' at the event
Flown off the shelves: Another Clarence House tweet shows Kate wearing a top from high street store Hobbs - which has already sold out
Flown off the shelves: Another Clarence House tweet shows Kate wearing a top from high street store Hobbs - which has already sold out
The Duchess, 32, arrived for the reception at the Queen's Gallery at 6.20pm, leaving her son, Prince George, with his father and nanny next door, and was introduced to Place2Be Chief Executive Benita Refson.
Writing a foreword in the event programme, Kate described the awards as recognition for the 'wonderful' work in children's emotional health.
She wrote: 'The commitment, dedication and hard work that is going in across the schools involved with Place2Be is truly humbling, and to recognise that feels incredibly important.'
She presented the Child Champion Award to 11-year-old Bailey Dunne, from Highfield Community Primary School in Sunderland.
Having a ball: The Duchess shares a joke with some of the guests
Having a ball: The Duchess shares a joke with some of the guests
Guests of honour: Kate meets some of the children celebrated on the awards night
Guests of honour: Kate meets some of the children celebrated on the awards night
Accepting the prize, Bailey said the schools-based mental health charity helped him gain confidence and friends.
Highfield also took home the Community award, while its headteacher, Simon Marshall, won the prize for School Leader.
The Staff Member gong went to Ellie Francis, of Trinity St Mary's in Balham, south London, while colleague Veronica McKenna won the Volunteer Councillor award.
Sara Loveday, from Stewards Academy in Harlow, Essex, won the School-Based Clinician award, while Hermoine Alvey, mother of nominee Georgina, from Cotsford School, was recognised in the Parent or Carers Champion category. 
Kate and William moved into the central London Kensington Palace a year ago, spending £4.5 million of taxpayers money on renovations on Apartment 1A, Princess Margaret's former home.
Guests will not get to see their private home, but the State Apartments for public events and entertaining are just a stone's throw from the apartment, meaning the Duchess didn't have far to go for her engagement.
Deserved: Kate gives the Child Champion Award to 11-year-old Bailey Dunne
Deserved: Kate gives the Child Champion Award to 11-year-old Bailey Dunne
Bailey appeared a bit star struck by the Duchess as he clutched his award
Bailey appeared a bit star struck by the Duchess as he clutched his award

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