Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, and her husband Prince William stepped out for a day at the races today for the Cheltenham Gold Cup in Britain.
Smartly dressed in a blush colored Joseph coat, brown boots and matching hat ensemble, Kate — who is five months pregnant and due to give birth in July — hid her baby bump well.
The Royal couple reportedly cheered for a race horse called Monbeg Dude, which is owned by rugby star Mike Tindall, who is married to William’s cousin Zara Phillips, and bought at a charity auction for $18,000 (£12,000).
Unfortunately, Monbeg Dude pulled up at the second-to-last fence and failed to finish.
Prince William, who was sporting reading glasses at the event, was seen looking through an event brochure as he and Kate watched the first race of the day.
More than 200,000 people are expected to attend the four-day race meeting, which is regarded as one of the highlights of the national hunt season in the UK.
The expectant parents recently returned from attending a society wedding in the smart Arosa resort in Switzerland where their good friends Mark Tomlinson and Laura Bechtolsheimer married two weeks ago. Prince Harry was also a guest at the wedding.
Before that Kate and William endured a medical scare back in December when the Duchess was admitted to Prince Edward VII hospital in London for three days suffering from acute morning sickness.
Since then, the couple have eased back into their official duties.
Kate was seen out and about walking her dog Lupo, a black Cocker Spaniel, in London’s Hyde Park two weeks ago, looking remarkably slender, while William —who recently rescued a stranded couple as part of his job as a helicopter pilot went back to work at the Royal Air Force.
The pair currently live in a cottage on the grounds of Kensington Palace and are due to move into Apartment 1A of the palace this year once renovations have been finished.
Kate also recently visited Hope House, a women’s-only rehabilitation center in London, of which she is a patron under her Action on Addiction charity. Asked by one of the residents if she was anxious about giving birth to her first child, the 31-year-old said it would be “unnatural” if she wasn’t.
Are you keeping tabs on Kate’s baby bumb, and are you excited about the impending event?