Duchess Kate returns to work; royal watchers play 'spot the baby bump'

Friday, 13 October 2017, 08:18:53 PM. World Mental Health Day event Tuesday marked her first public event since her third pregnancy was announced last month.

Duchess Kate is back at work, having finally turned a corner in her battle with the severe morning sickness that's dogged her through all three pregnancies and kept her from Prince George's first day of school last month.

She appeared at a World Mental Health Day event at Buckingham Palace Tuesday evening with Princes William and Harry.

Which means the royal watchers were keeping an eye out for the first signs of a baby bump under her cornflower-blue, corded lace dress from Temperley London.

We're not convinced we see one, but then again, it's very early — she's not due until spring.

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Duchess Kate returned to work in a blue lace Temperley London dress. (Photo: WPA Pool, Getty Images)

duchess-kate-returns-to-work;-royal-watchers-play-spot-the-baby-bump photo 2 Duchess Kate, who has been suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum while expecting her third child, appeared at a reception at Buckingham Palace to celebrate World Mental Health Day in cornflower blue on Oct. 10, 2017.  HEATHCLIFF O'MALLEY, AFP/Getty Imagesduchess-kate-returns-to-work;-royal-watchers-play-spot-the-baby-bump photo 3 For the occasion, Kate donned a tea-length, lace number by Temperley London with trendy bell sleeves. She finished her look with black accessories that coordinated with the dress' buttons and velvet necktie.  WPA Pool, Getty Imagesduchess-kate-returns-to-work;-royal-watchers-play-spot-the-baby-bump photo 4 The duchess wore Prada: Duchess Kate of Cambridge joined Prince William and Prince Harry on Aug. 30, 2017, to tour the memorial White Garden at Kensington Palace, dedicated to the princes' late mother, Princess Diana, on the eve of the 20th anniversary of her death. Kate wore a green poppy-patterned dress by Prada that Diana herself would have loved in the 1980s.  Samir Hussein, Samir Hussein/WireImageduchess-kate-returns-to-work;-royal-watchers-play-spot-the-baby-bump photo 5 What's a little rain? Duchess Kate sported an umbrella and a wide smile to tour the memorial White Garden dedicated to Princess Diana with husband Prince William and his brother Prince Harry on Aug. 30, 2017, a day before the 20th anniversary of her death.  Kirsty Wigglesworth, APduchess-kate-returns-to-work;-royal-watchers-play-spot-the-baby-bump photo 6 The famous Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace was transformed into a White Garden planted with some of Princess Diana's favorite white blossoms.  KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH, AFP/Getty Imagesduchess-kate-returns-to-work;-royal-watchers-play-spot-the-baby-bump photo 7 The Princess Diana memorial garden looks especially inviting, even in the rain, as Prince William, Prince Harry and Duchess Kate inspected the array of white flowers planted in the Sunken Garden of Kensington Palace.   KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH, AFP/Getty Imagesduchess-kate-returns-to-work;-royal-watchers-play-spot-the-baby-bump photo 8 With her husband, Prince William, left, Duchess Kate spoke with Commonwealth War Graves Commission Director General Victoria Wallace during a visit to the Commonwealth War Graves Bedford House on the outskirts of Ypres on July 31, 2017.  AURORE BELLOT, AFP/Getty Imagesduchess-kate-returns-to-work;-royal-watchers-play-spot-the-baby-bump photo 9 She paired a wool coatdress embellished with lace applique from Catherine Walker & Co with blush pumps.  AURORE BELLOT, AFP/Getty Imagesduchess-kate-returns-to-work;-royal-watchers-play-spot-the-baby-bump photo 10 She accessorized with a pale pink hat and red poppy pin.  Pool, Getty Imagesduchess-kate-returns-to-work;-royal-watchers-play-spot-the-baby-bump photo 11 On July 30, 2017, Kate and William watched as poppies fell from the roof of the Menin Gate for the official commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele in Ypres, Belgium.  Pool, Getty Imagesduchess-kate-returns-to-work;-royal-watchers-play-spot-the-baby-bump photo 12 She recycled the Alexander McQueen coat that she wore to Princess Charlotte's christening in 2015, updating the look with another fascinator from her collection.  Pool, Getty Imagesduchess-kate-returns-to-work;-royal-watchers-play-spot-the-baby-bump photo 13 Duchess Kate wrapped up a colorful tour of Germany in a purple Emilia Wickstead dress on July 21.  FOCKE STRANGMANN, EPAduchess-kate-returns-to-work;-royal-watchers-play-spot-the-baby-bump photo 14 A full look at the duchess in picture-perfect purple, which she accessorized with taupe pumps and a cherry red clutch.  Chris Jackson, Getty Imagesduchess-kate-returns-to-work;-royal-watchers-play-spot-the-baby-bump photo 15 Duchess Kate chose a maxi-dress by a German designer, Markus Lupfer, featuring a dramatic bird pattern on a teal background, for the reception at the Claerchens Ballhaus dance hall in Berlin, on their second day in Germany. It was her third change of clothes during an eventful day.  JENS KALAENE, AFP/Getty Imagesduchess-kate-returns-to-work;-royal-watchers-play-spot-the-baby-bump photo 16 Kate had a new look (for her) at the garden party: An off-the-shoulders maxi-dress in tomato red by Alexander McQueen, plus high-heeled Prada sandals and bare red-polished toes.  Chris Jackson, Getty Imagesduchess-kate-returns-to-work;-royal-watchers-play-spot-the-baby-bump photo 17 The royal Cambridge family arrive hand-in-hand at Berlin Tegel Airport on Day 3 of their tour on July 19, with Kate looking colorful in a coat dress by Catherine Walker.  Pool, Getty Imagesduchess-kate-returns-to-work;-royal-watchers-play-spot-the-baby-bump photo 18 Duchess Kate and her royal brood landed at Warsaw's airport in Poland on July 17, 2017.  Chris Jackson, Getty Imagesduchess-kate-returns-to-work;-royal-watchers-play-spot-the-baby-bump photo 19 She wore a two-piece, white suit by Alexander McQueen for the occasion.  Samir Hussein/WireImageduchess-kate-returns-to-work;-royal-watchers-play-spot-the-baby-bump photo 20 Duchess Kate and Prince William sat in the royal box for the men's singles final match on the last day of Wimbledon 2017, July 16, 2017.  DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS, AFP/Getty Imagesduchess-kate-returns-to-work;-royal-watchers-play-spot-the-baby-bump photo 21 Duchess Kate's arrival in the royal box at Wimbledon on July 16, 2017, gives onlookers a good look at her Catherine Walker white floral dress, with the little black bow on her left lapel, plus a white bag.  Clive Brunskill, Getty Imagesduchess-kate-returns-to-work;-royal-watchers-play-spot-the-baby-bump photo 22 Duchess Kate wore a periwinkle blue dress from Preen to the Natural History Museum in London, delivering a speech on endangered species on July 13, 2017.  Yui Mok, APduchess-kate-returns-to-work;-royal-watchers-play-spot-the-baby-bump photo 23 The duchess paired her dress with strappy black Prada sandals, speaking at the podium to officially unveil a skeleton of a blue whale in the National History Museum main entrance.  Yui Mok, APduchess-kate-returns-to-work;-royal-watchers-play-spot-the-baby-bump photo 24 LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 12: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace on day 1 of the Spanish State Visit on July 12, 2017 in London, England. This is the first state visit by the current King Felipe and Queen Letizia, the last being in 1986 with King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images) Licensed for 1-time use on for Pricness Kate blog post on 7/13/17. Additional use requires re-licensing ORG XMIT: 775003348 [Via MerlinFTP Drop]  Max Mumby/Indigo, Getty Imagesduchess-kate-returns-to-work;-royal-watchers-play-spot-the-baby-bump photo 25 Kate turned up in the royal box for one of her favorite sporting events, Wimbledon tennis. She attended day one of the championship at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 3, 2017 in London.  Karwai Tang, WireImageduchess-kate-returns-to-work;-royal-watchers-play-spot-the-baby-bump photo 26 Kate wore a black-and-white polka dot Dolce & Gabbana dress with strappy black heels and a white bag.  WPA Pool, Getty Imagesduchess-kate-returns-to-work;-royal-watchers-play-spot-the-baby-bump photo 27 A patron of the club, Kate met ball boys and girls while at the event. She paired her fun, youthful look with what seems to be a shorter haircut and large, soft curls.  WPA Pool, Getty Imagesduchess-kate-returns-to-work;-royal-watchers-play-spot-the-baby-bump photo 28 Duchess Kate attended Royal Ascot 2017 at Ascot Racecourse on June 20, 2017 in Ascot, England.  Chris Jackson, Getty Imagesduchess-kate-returns-to-work;-royal-watchers-play-spot-the-baby-bump photo 29 Duchess Kate lit up the first day of Royal Ascot in a white lace dress by Alexander McQueen and matching hat. Royal Ascot, which kicked off June 20, is the biggest event in British horse racing, beloved especially by Queen Elizabeth II, who also attended with other royal relations.  Chris Jackson, Getty Imagesduchess-kate-returns-to-work;-royal-watchers-play-spot-the-baby-bump photo 30 Kate and William, dressed in the customary morning suit and top hat, stroll through the parade circle.  Chris Jackson, Getty Imagesduchess-kate-returns-to-work;-royal-watchers-play-spot-the-baby-bump photo 31 William and Kate were on hand in the winner's circle to award prizes to the winner of the King's Stand Stakes.  Chris Jackson, Getty Imagesduchess-kate-returns-to-work;-royal-watchers-play-spot-the-baby-bump photo 32 William and Kate helped Puerto Rican-born American jockey John Velazquez celebrate his win in the King's Stand Stakes horse race on on Lady Aurelia.  DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS, AFP/Getty Imagesduchess-kate-returns-to-work;-royal-watchers-play-spot-the-baby-bump photo 33 William and Kate were paired with his uncle, Prince Edward, and his wife, Sophie Countess of Wessex for the carriage ride to the Ascot parade ring.  Alastair Grant, APduchess-kate-returns-to-work;-royal-watchers-play-spot-the-baby-bump photo 34 Kate wore a pink Alexander McQueen with paper-bag waist for Trooping the Colour festivities marking the official birthday of Queen Elizabeth on June 17.  Chris Jackson, Getty Imagesduchess-kate-returns-to-work;-royal-watchers-play-spot-the-baby-bump photo 35 Princess Charlotte was also decked out in pink like her mom.  Anwar Hussein, WireImageduchess-kate-returns-to-work;-royal-watchers-play-spot-the-baby-bump photo 36 Kate appeared to be more impressed by the Royal Air Force's flyover than her kids, Princess Charlotte and Prince George.  Chris Jackson, Getty Imagesduchess-kate-returns-to-work;-royal-watchers-play-spot-the-baby-bump photo 37 Duchess Kate visted the 1851 Trust roadshow at Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre on June 16, 2017 in London. She is patron of the 1851 Trust.  Samir Hussein, Samir Hussein/WireImageduchess-kate-returns-to-work;-royal-watchers-play-spot-the-baby-bump photo 38 Duchess Kate was appropriately nautical for the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre in London, in a white top and jacket over J Crew cropped sailor pants in navy, and J Crew heels in tweed.  Karwai Tang, WireImageduchess-kate-returns-to-work;-royal-watchers-play-spot-the-baby-bump photo 39 Kate met with kids during a lesson focused on plastic in the sea at the charity's final Land Rover BAR Roadshow at the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre in London, June 16, 2017. The roadshow uses the inspiration of Sir Ben Ainslies British Americas Cup challenge to inspire both primary and secondary school pupils into science, technology, engineering and math.  FRANK AUGSTEIN, AFP/Getty Imagesduchess-kate-returns-to-work;-royal-watchers-play-spot-the-baby-bump photo 40 Duchess Kate talked with hospital staff at King's College Hospital and sat down with Clinical Director and Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Dr Malcolm Tunnicliff, in London on June 12, 2017, during a visit with those affected by the attacks in London Bridge and Borough Market on June 3.  Dominic Lipinski, APduchess-kate-returns-to-work;-royal-watchers-play-spot-the-baby-bump photo 41 Duchess Kate arrived at Kings College Hospital in a textured navy skirt suit to meet staff and patients who were affected by the terrorist attacks in London Bridge and Borough Market on June 12, 2017 in London.  WPA Pool, Getty Imagesduchess-kate-returns-to-work;-royal-watchers-play-spot-the-baby-bump photo 42 Duchess Kate tried the tomatoes at the 'BBC Radio 2: Chris Evans Taste Garden' during her visit to the Chelsea Flower Show in London, on May 22, 2017.  STRINGER / POOL, EPAduchess-kate-returns-to-work;-royal-watchers-play-spot-the-baby-bump photo 43 Duchess Kate wore an appropriate dress - dark green with white flowers by Rochas -to the Chelsea Flower Show on May 22, 2017 in London.The prestigious garden extravaganza has been held annually since 1913 in the Royal Hospital Chelsea grounds.  WPA Pool, Getty Imagesduchess-kate-returns-to-work;-royal-watchers-play-spot-the-baby-bump photo 44 Bring out the hats - it's the start of royal garden party season in London. Duchess Kate was among the royals, led by Queen Elizabeth II, to appear among thousands of guests in the back garden of Buckingham Palace on May 16, 2017.  VICTORIA JONES, AFP/Getty Imagesduchess-kate-returns-to-work;-royal-watchers-play-spot-the-baby-bump photo 45 Duchess Kate, in blue silk satin Christopher Kane coatdress, and Prince William, in morning coat and top hat, stand with the queen, her daughter, Princess Anne the Princess Royal, her husband, Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh, and her granddaughter, Princess Beatrice of York, as the national anthem plays at a garden party at Buckingham Palace.  VICTORIA JONES, AFP/Getty Imagesduchess-kate-returns-to-work;-royal-watchers-play-spot-the-baby-bump photo 46 Mingling and showing off a fetching hat is what royal women do at garden parties. Duchess Kate chose a Lock & Co. hat in the same icy blue color of her Christopher Kane coatdress.  VICTORIA JONES, AFP/Getty Imagesduchess-kate-returns-to-work;-royal-watchers-play-spot-the-baby-bump photo 47 Duchess Kate of Cambridge went to Luxembourg for the day on May 11, 2017, to represent Britain in the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the 1867 Treaty of London (which settled the status of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg), and celebrate ties between the tiny duchy and the U.K. She was scheduled to visit a modern art museum, tour a cycling festival, take in the local scenery and meet with the local royals, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa and their family at the Grand Ducal Palace.  JOHN THYS, AFP/Getty Imagesduchess-kate-returns-to-work;-royal-watchers-play-spot-the-baby-bump photo 48 The visit to Luxembourg was Duchess Kate's second solo overseas engagement, and she chose a pale blue Emilia Wickstead coat dress for the occasion.  Jeff Spicer, Getty Imagesduchess-kate-returns-to-work;-royal-watchers-play-spot-the-baby-bump photo 49 Luxembourg's royals were front and center during the Duchess of Cambridge's visit. Prince Guillaume (R), the heir to the duchy, and his wife, Princess Stephanie, flank Kate as they take part in the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the 1867 Treaty of London in Luxembourg, on May 11, 2017. Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel is at far left.  JOHN THYS, AFP/Getty Imagesduchess-kate-returns-to-work;-royal-watchers-play-spot-the-baby-bump photo 50 The Luxembourg visit included a stop at the Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art to view exhibitions by British artists Sir Tony Cragg and Darren Almond. Kate's university degree is in art history.  WPA Pool, Getty Imagesduchess-kate-returns-to-work;-royal-watchers-play-spot-the-baby-bump photo 51

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