Kate Middleton Made a Surprise Appearance at Easter

The Duchess of Cambridge chose a chic maternity look for her surprise appearance at church with Prince William and the Queen.

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Today, Kate Middleton—who's due to give birth later this (!!!) month—made a surprise appearance at Easter services this morning. She and the Duke of Cambridge arrived at St George's Chapel in Windsor, England, the same spot Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry on May 19 (opens in new tab).

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Kate Middleton wore a dark brown coat, matching hat, nude heels, and extra large pearl earrings with a matching brooch.

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The Duchess of Cambridge wore the same brown hat with the pretty bow on St. Patrick's Day in 2015:

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'Kate Middleton on St. Patrick’s in 2015.

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According to a royal reporter, the Duke and Duchess arrived late to the service—though, if you're a royal, is there ever really such a thing as being late?

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They joined the Queen, Princess Eugenie, and other members of the royal family at the church, though, sadly, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, (opens in new tab) and the royal babies, Prince George and Princess Charlotte (opens in new tab) were not there.

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This is a surprise appearance for Kate Middleton because the mum-to-be is said to be on maternity leave (opens in new tab) as of this week. According to Hello!, Kate's due date is thought to be around April 23 (opens in new tab), so this will likely be the last time we see her before she gives birth to her third child. The Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital where she will give birth is already prepping for the big event, according to Travel & Leisure. (opens in new tab) Bystanders noticed that the railings outside the hospital had been given a new coat of paint (all the better for paparazzi photos), and US Weekly reports (opens in new tab) that a "luxe maternity suite" has been on lockdown since mid-March.