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Duchess Kate reveals royal baby bump at palace event

By Tony Jones

The Duchess of Cambridge has been described as a "fighter" for braving severe morning sickness to attend a Buckingham Palace reception honouring mental health campaigners.

Despite still suffering from the illness, Kate looked relaxed and at ease as she mingled with guests during her first public engagement in almost six weeks. A slight baby bump could be seen beneath the Temperley dress worn by the Duchess, who is believed to be fewer than 12 weeks pregnant.

Dr Nicola Byrom, founder of the mental health charity Student Minds, said after chatting to Kate: "She's amazing, what a fighter that she's here, that she's putting other people above herself."

Royal fans have not seen the Duchess since the end of August, when she joined the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry to mark the 20th anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.

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