Thanks to the Huffington Post we have photos to confirm: Kate Middleton’s baby bump is finally officially here!
We got a glimpse of the duchess’ growing belly a few weeks ago when she stepped out to shop in a Zara cape, covering the bump. But today, Kate put her bump front and center in a gray MaxMara wrap dress (from 2011 — unfortunately, you won’t find it in stores) during an official engagement at London’s Hope House.
The Dutchess is a patron for the women’s addiction center and spent her afternoon meeting with recovering alcoholics. According to The Telepgraph, the 31-year-old graciously visited individual women and even told one of them, “Well done for getting sober.”
The royal seemed to be in high spirits — and quite tan — after returning from her family vacation in Mustique, despite her bikini photo debacle and her recent diss by Hilary Mantel. In a speech at a London Review of Books event on Feb. 4, the British author said that the Duchess of Cambridge was a “window shop mannequin” with a “plastic smile” who was only made to “breed.” Ouch.
Fortunately, despite all of this, Kate’s back in the swing of things and looking fantastic. The duchess is due to give birth in July, so we’re looking forward to many more official engagements for Kate and her baby bump before then.