It’s been just over a month since Kensington Palace announced that Kate Middleton was expecting her third child. During that time, the Duchess has taken time off from her royal duties as she has reportedly been suffering from extreme morning sickness, hyperemesis gravidarum. This week, however, she made her first public appearance since the world learned of her pregnancy in order to host a reception at Buckingham Palace in support of World Mental Health Day.
One of the Duchess’ priorities since becoming a member of the royal family has been to broaden the dialogue on mental health through tireless charity campaigns, along with her husband Prince William and brother-in-law Prince Harry – so we weren’t surprised that, despite her condition, Kate made the effort to show her support on such an auspicious occasion.
As with any public Kate Middleton sighting, everyone was excited to see what fabulous outfit she’d be wearing, and Wednesday night’s ensemble didn’t disappoint. Of course, her baby blue, lace Temperley dress sold out within hours, such is her sartorial influence. However, we’ve sourced three similar dresses that could do the job just as well!