Kate Middleton and her gorgeous baby bump wowed the crowds this morning at her final official solo engagement before taking maternity leave, as the pregnant royal stepped out in monochrome to christen the Royal Princess cruise ship in Southampton.
Looking chic in a black and white Hobbs Dalmation Print Mac dress (£169), the eight-months-pregnant Duchess of Cambridge swept the walkway to the sounds of the Pipers of the First Battalion of the Irish Guards for Princess Cruise’s special naming ceremony.
Accessorising her statement animal-print smock with elegant black court shoes, a white clutch and a dainty midnight blue hat with bow detail, the mum-to-be showed how to work maternity clothes to perfection as she beamed for the packed grandstands. The 31-year-old, who is expecting her first baby with husband Prince William next month, was accompanied by the rest of the royal family as they boarded the ship at Ocean Cruise Terminal to the sounds of the Pipers of the First Battalion of the Irish Guards.
This is said to be Kate’s final official solo engagement before finally putting her feet up and taking maternity leave ahead of her July due date. The ceremony is also made special by the fact that the Duchess is following in the footsteps of Wills’ late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, by becoming official godmother to the 3,300 passenger ship.
What do you think of Kate’s animal-print maternity clothes? We love seeing the Duchess taking a little walk on the wild side!
By Robyn Munson
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