Kate Middleton Shows Off Her Growing Baby Bump While Playing Tennis with Kids

The Duchess is due to give birth April 2018.

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Weeks after making her first pregnant public appearance, debuting her baby bump to mark World Mental Health Day, Kate Middleton has showed she's back and fighting fit after a bout of severe morning sickness.

Today, the Duchess of Cambridge made her first solo appearance since announcing her third pregnancy in September, wearing a black and white tracksuit and a pair of Nikes for a morning tennis session with Tennis for Kids, an initiative which encourages children aged five to eight to play her favorite sport.

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While Kate practiced her serve with the children, she also showed off her growing baby bump, weeks after being "bump-shamed" for her slim frame.

Following a chat with tennis professional Johanna Konta, the Wimbledon star said: "It was good and fun. She's lovely. It was great to see her passion for tennis and that she was here to learn about these great programs being run by the LTA."

"Every little girl and almost every boy wants to meet a princess, and it got them very excited," she added.

The proud mother of two also took the time to pick up some tips when it comes to teaching Prince George a few skills on tennis court.

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Lawn Tennis Association coach Sam Richardson revealed: "She asked what kind of stuff [Prince George] should be doing. He is interested in tennis, but being four, he just wants to whack the ball. You have to wait for them to show interest."

Kate also spoke to Judy Murray—tennis champion Andy Murray's mother—who advised her to take the racket away from George and focus on skills with her little tyke instead.

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The Duchess became a patron of the LTA last December, taking over from Queen Elizabeth II, who first assumed the position 64 years earlier.

With a third child on the way, we're sure it won't be long before the royal children are making their way onto a court to compete with mom and dad.

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