Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge was her “smiling, bubbly self” during a recent party.
The 32-year-old royal is expecting a baby next April, which will be a sibling for her and Prince William’s 15-month-old son Prince George. Catherine suffered from severe morning sickness called hyperemesis gravidarum during both pregnancies, although at a recent gathering in her hometown of Bucklebury no one would have noticed.
“She was her smiling, bubbly self,” a guest told People. “You would never have guessed she’s been ill.”
Catherine was so unwell during her first pregnancy that she was hospitalized, causing her and Prince William to announce she was having a baby much earlier than they ordinarily would have. This time around she hasn’t been treated in a clinic, but has been out of the public eye for seven weeks as she copes with her illness.
She made a triumphant return to the spotlight yesterday, marking the State Visit of the president of Singapore in a custom-made Alexander McQueen coat. During the evening she donned a powder blue dress by Jenny Packham for an event at London’s Natural History Museum. The gown featured a shorter hemline at the front than the back, but no hint of a baby bump was visible.
Earlier this week Kensington Palace confirmed William and Catherine’s new arrival will join them in April 2015. The statement added that the duchess is feeling better, although she isn’t completely over her hyperemesis gravidarum. Apparently she still has a little way to come.
“It is not right to say that she is absolutely fine,” People’s insider said. “She is still feeling some of the effects of HG. But she is definitely recovering.”