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William and Kate to take part in Singapore state visit

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The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton

, is expected to make a return to royal duties on 21 October, joining

Prince William

to greet the

President of Singapore and his wife

on behalf of

the Queen

.Kate, who has been

suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum since September

, is said to

"very much hope" she can undertake the engagement

, although the decision to attend will be reviewed if she is still unwell nearer the time.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with President Tony Tan and his wife Mary in 2012

The Duke and Duchess are scheduled to take part in a ceremonial welcome for

President Tony Tan Keng Yam and his wife Mary

at

the Royal Garden Hotel

, which is a stone's throw from the couple's home at Kensington Palace.It is not currently known if they will also take part in an official state banquet later in the evening.

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William and Kate will represent the Queen at the ceremonial welcome

This will not be the first time that William and Kate have met the Singaporean leader. In September 2012, the royal couple kicked off their

Diamond Jubilee tour of Southeast Asia

by

attending a state dinner at The Istana– the president's official residence.For the engagement two years ago, Kate showed off her finesse for diplomatic dressing by wearing a stylish print dress by Singapore-born designer Prabal Gurung. Royal fashion fans will be keen to see if she opts for one of the fashion house's vibrant prints once again.

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