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Kate's back! Duchess Kate appears for first time since 2nd pregnancy news

After suffering from a rare pregnancy-related illness that has kept her out of sight for more than a month, Duchess Kate made her first public appearance since announcing she and Prince William are expecting their second child.The royal couple appeared Tuesday at a London hotel to welcome the president of Singapore to the United Kingdom. A smiling duchess wore a gray Alexander McQueen coat dress a

After suffering from a rare pregnancy-related illness that has kept her out of sight for more than a month, Duchess Kate made her first public appearance since announcing she and Prince William are expecting their second child.

The royal couple appeared Tuesday at a London hotel to welcome the president of Singapore to the United Kingdom. A smiling duchess wore a gray Alexander McQueen coat dress and a Jane Taylor hat on top of hair pulled back in a low ponytail.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge awaiting to welcome the president of Singapore at a London hospital.Chris Jackson / Today

Kate then appeared later Tuesday in a pale blue, floor-length Jenny Packham dress at an awards ceremony honoring the Wildlife Photographer of the Year. 

The Duchess of Cambridge attends the Wildlife Photographer of The Year Awards at London's Natural History Museum. (Rex Features via AP Images)Tim Rooke/REX / Today

Both events marked Kate’s first appearance since the palace revealed she was pregnant and suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, a condition that produces symptoms similar to morning sickness but far more severe. She has had to withdraw from numerous engagements recently because of the condition, which she also experienced while pregnant with her first child, Prince George. 

Duchess Kate leaves her state visit with the Singapore president.Ben A. Pruchnie / Today

The duchess is due next April, according to the palace.