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Pregnant Kate starts to firm up her maternity wardrobe

29 JANUARY 2013

She's a well-known fan of skinny jeans, and being pregnant will not stop Kate Middleton sticking to her favourite style, if recent reports are anything to go by. 

The fashion-savvy Duchess was spotted shopping for maternity jeggings in Gap on the King's Road. According to The TelegraphKate, 31, took Saturday afternoon to browse the stores in her and sister Pippa's favourite shopping area around Sloane Square. 

It seems Kate was searching the rails for some snug, yet stretchy, jeggings that would be more comfortable as her pregnancy edges into its second trimester.

 

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The young royal couldn't quite find the right style and length to suit her frame, so left the store empty handed. But just like any expectant mum, Kate couldn't resist a quick look at the baby section before she left.

Despite her high profile, a bystander said: "Everyone in the store seemed to recognise her, but they all gave her space and privacy to shop." No images have emerged of the Duchess on her shopping trip.

Kate is now feeling better from the acute morning sickness that blighted the early stages of her pregnancy.  Being taken to hospital after suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum prompted Kate and Prince William to announce their news early, and left the Duchess  feeling weak and forced her to cancel several public appearances.

Now firmly back on her feet, the brunette will no doubt be eager to start stocking up on maternity treats for herself and her child, due in July.

 

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In an official statement released earlier this month, Clarence House announced the news that many had been waiting for: "Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in July." The announcement means Kate is just over three months pregnant and her bump will soon be starting to show.

As the Berkshire-born mum-to-be is starting to prepare for the new addition her and William's family, the safe-return of the Duke's brother Harry will have been welcome news.

Prince Harry
returned from his second tour of Afghanistan around a week ago and commented that he was eager to be reunited with William and Kate, who he had not seen since news of the pregnancy.

"Four and a half months has gone really quickly, but I'm really happy to be back," he said.in an interview. "I'm longing to see my brother and sister-in-law, as any other soldier who has just come off the plane after four and a half months away, I really am longing to catch up with people."

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