The Duchess of Cambridge wears sporty attire for London appearance

Duchess Kate wears tracksuit for official engagement

Laura Sutcliffe

The Duchess of Cambridge was casual and comfortable in a black zip-up jacket and trousers combo, on Tuesday morning as she made a surprise appearance at The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA). The glowing royal, who is expecting her third child, became a Patron of LTA in December 2016. This patronage was previously occupied by Her Majesty The Queen, who held the role for 64 years. Duchess Kate’s glossy new, shoulder-length haircut was preened to perfection as always, and she wore it in a high ponytail style, which was brushed delicately away from her face. This differs from her usual style, which she typically wears loose, in a slightly curled, voluminous style.

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The 35-year-old mother-of-two, who is suffering with severe morning sickness, arrived solo at the central London location, where she watched several on-court sessions, and met with the representatives of the LTA, whose sole mission is to get more people to play tennis more often. As a huge Tennis fan, she looked happy, and animated as she chatted with guests, and listened intently about the LTA’s plans.

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The Duchess of Cambridge was dressed down for her outing on Tuesday

 The ensemble was a slightly different choice for Duchess Kate; compared to her elegant dresses she has been wearing to various events lately. The black tracksuit skimmed over her small baby bump, and she sported a white polo-neck top underneath her sportswear. On the side of her track-pants a small gold motif was featured. She kept her jewellery to a bare minimum, choosing stud earrings, her iconic engagement ring and her Remembrance poppy, which was pinned just underneath her lapel.

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Duchess Kate has made no fewer than four public appearances since the announcement of her third pregnancy. Most recently she wore wearing a blue suit blazer by Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini, black jeans and boots, and underneath her blazer was a black turtle-neck jumper for a surprise outing in London.