On Tuesday, the Duchess of Cambridge made her first solo engagement since announcing her third pregnancy. Despite suffering from extreme morning sickness, also known as hyperemesis gravidarum, the expectant mother showed up at the National Tennis Centre in London appearing to be in high spirits — and even hit some balls with kids in attendance.
For the occasion, the duchess ditched her usual wardrobe of coat dresses and two-pieces and instead dressed down in a tracksuit.
Wearing black $245 Monreal London bottoms with a black zip-up sweater and white collared shirt, she paired the ensemble with $190 Nike Air VaporMax trainers. The royal’s small baby bump was barely visible.
At the National Tennis Centre The Duchess gets involved with a 'Tennis for Kids' session, where children aged 5-8 have the chance to get free tennis coaching. This year 22,500 children will benefit from the @britishtennis scheme, will also gives every participant a free tennis racket.
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After meeting some of the U.K.’s youngest tennis stars, the duchess took to the court to show off her own skills.
HRH is a skilled tennis player and took over as patron of the Lawn Tennis Association from the queen in 2016.
This morning The Duchess of Cambridge, as Patron of the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), visited the National Tennis Centre to learn more about how the LTA is getting more people, from all different background, to get involved in tennis. HRH took part in a tennis coaching session which was run by Coach Core apprentices. Coach Core is in an apprenticeship scheme, founded by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, that trains young people who are not in education or employment to be sports coaches.
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Earlier this month, Kensington Palace revealed that Kate and William’s third baby is due in April. While the duchess has made several appearances since her pregnancy announcement in September, each has been with Princes William and Harry in tow.
Expect to see more of Middleton in the coming months though. According to Amy Magneson, MD, an assistant clinical professor at Columbia University, hyperemesis gravidarum tends to subside around the 12- to 13-week mark of the pregnancy.
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