The Duchess of Cambridge, 35, has made her second surprise public appearance this week, after dancing with Paddington Bear – a hero of children’s literature – on Monday. It was announced back in September that she was expecting her third child and similar to both of her previous pregnancies, Kate’s been suffering from severe morning sickness. Her condition had forced her to cancel various engagements, as well as miss her son, George’s first day at school.
But it appears that the Duchess is feeling much better. On Wednesday, October 18, Kate accompanied Prince William, 35, and Prince Harry, 33, to celebrate the graduation of 150 young sports coaches. The Coach Core Graduation Ceremony took place at the West Ham United’s London Stadium – the centerpiece of the London 2012 Olympics. For this occasion, Kate, 35, wore a black turtleneck and a smart blue blazer by Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini, which concealed her barely-there baby bump, black pants, and black suede ankle boots by Russell & Bromley.
The Coach Core programme
Before the graduation ceremony, Kate, William, and Harry met with the key figures who had developed Coach Core to learn about the future plans for the programme. The scheme was designed by the Royal Foundation and its purpose is to teach apprentices (aged 16-24) not only coaching, but also technical sports skills, while putting an emphasis on employability.
“Right colors, wrong team,” William joked
One of the people they met was West Ham club captain, Mark Noble, who presented the Royal couple with replica football shirts for their children. However, with Prince William being an Aston Villa admirer, the captain of West Ham expressed his doubts that Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 2, are ever going to get to wear them, although Villa shares the same claret and blue colors with The Hammers.
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“For William and Kate to be here is a huge inspiration for the young people,” Judy Murray said
Another famous personage who attended the ceremony was tennis coach, Judy Murray, mother of three-time Grand Slam winner, Andy Murray. She spoke to the Duchess about the development of coordination skills in children and suggested the use of balloons.
Ms. Murray said, “We were talking about the things you can do with kids when they’re little to help them develop those core skills. They don’t need to be taught by a coach. Parents have got a big role to play in that. The Prince and the Duchess are very sporty, so I’m sure they’ll be keen for their kids to enjoy sports as well.”
Kate and William recently revealed that the third Royal baby is due in April 2018. However, due to Queen Elizabeth changing the rules, the newborn, even if it is a boy, will not take Princess Charlotte’s place in line for the throne.