Princess Kate just made her first public appearance since announcing that she and Prince William are expecting their third child, reported People. The Duchess has been suffering from severe pregnancy sickness, called Hyperemesis Gravidarum, for the past month.
On Tuesday, she stepped out with her husband to celebrate World Mental Health Day at the Buckingham Palace. In her blue Temperley dress—the same designer who designed her iconic wedding dress—the princess showed off a small baby bump.
The reception honored those who work in the mental health field. The royal couple was joined by Prince Harry. The trio has a Heads Together campaign, which is working to reduce the stigma that surrounds mental health issues.
“The Duchess’ condition is improving but she is still suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum. She is delighted to be able to be here tonight,” an aide told the press.
Kate hasn’t been seen in public since August 30th. She attended an event that commemorated the 20th anniversary of the death of Princess Diana.
A few days later, she announced her pregnancy. She also had to cancel all of her public events because of her extreme morning sickness.
That also meant that Princess Kate wasn’t able to take her oldest child, 4-year-old Prince George, to his first day of school. Prince William did it on his own. Adorable photos show the royal dad walking the future king to his first day of school
At the World Mental Health Day Event, William gave a speech to thank everyone who is working for mental health. He also gave a shoutout to his wife, saying that it was she “who first realized that all three of us were working on mental health in our individual areas of focus. She had seen that at the core of adult issues like addiction and family breakdown, unresolved childhood mental health issues were often part of the problem.”
“Harry said it was time to take the awareness to the next stage and take it into 'new partnerships to support better conversations in schools and workplaces,'" added People.
Philippa Creasy, a woman at the event who lost her husband Terry to suicide five years ago, thanked the royals for higgling the issue.
“They’re the only three who can do it. No one could change the conversation like they’ve done,” she said.
Please say a prayer for all those who struggle with mental health issues. Also, say a prayer for Princess Kate as she continues to struggle with debilitating morning sickness. In other mental health news, the radio host Delilah just opened up about her son's suicide.