Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge returned to Royal duties today. The Duke and Duchess greeted the President of Singapore and his wife, Mary (who are visiting the UK on a 4-day State Visit) at the Royal Garden Hotel, which is situated a few yards from Kensington Palace.
There followed a 20 minute ceremonial welcome at Horse Guards Parade, at the end of which William and Kate travelled in the Scottish State Coach back to Buckingham Palace — the first time that the couple had travelled in the carriage procession for a state visit. As the Duchess has been suffering from extreme morning sickness -hyperemesis gravidarum – this part of Catherine’s duty was in some doubt, so it’s great that she was well enough to take on a bumpy carriage ride- even if it was a regal carriage.
Kate did not attend the private lunch held for the president at the Palace, I suspect Prawn Cocktail and Black Forest Gateau may have been pushing her recovery!