Duchess of Cambridge steps out with news of her pregnancy
The Duchess of Cambridge has told families at a children's centre for struggling parents that she is expecting her second child to arrive by the "mid-to-end" of April.
Kate visited Brookhill Children's Centre in Woolwich, London, where she attended a coffee morning before watching a training session for volunteers and visiting an on-site creche.
She chatted with families supported by the Home Start charity, which runs the centre, and some of its network of 15,000 volunteers.
Volunteer Christie Osborne (49), was among those the Duchess spoke to. "I told her she is beautiful and that she's got a tiny little bump. I asked when her baby is due and she replied mid-to-end of April," she said.
Her choice of a £35 polka dot Asos maternity dress, a black clutch bag and matching suede heels, sent online shoppers into a frenzy. Within 30 minutes of her stepping out of the car in the wrap skater dress with three-quarter length sleeves, it had sold out in all sizes on the retailer's website, being snapped up by people keen on recreating her look. However, Asos says the frock is due back in stock next week.