Kate Middleton to debut baby bump at first public appearance since pregnancy news

The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, is set to make her return to the public eye sooner than expected.

This month the royal couple announced some very good news: the arrival of their third child.

However, Kate had to be admitted to hospital because of hyperemesis gravidarum, a condition that affects her when pregnant.

But according to Kensington Palace, the Duchess will soon resume her engagements. She is scheduled to re-appear on October 10 to attend a reception on World Mental Health Day, alongside Prince William and Prince Harry, at Buckingham Palace.

“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will attend a reception at Buckingham Palace on World Mental Health Day,” a tweet from Kensington Palace read.

“The reception on Tuesday 10 October will celebrate the contribution of those working in the mental health sector across the UK.”

The royal pair is said to be thinking of a “traditional but down-to-earth” name for royal baby no. 3.