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The Duchess of Cambridge makes surprise unannounced visit to charity event

The Duchess of Cambridge has made a surprise and unannounced visit to a charity event at Paddington station on Monday as she recovers from acute morning sickness.

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In her second public appearance since the pregnancy announcement was made, the Duchess attended the West London event alongside her husband, the Duke of Cambridge, and soon-to-be uncle, Prince Harry.

Both Princes William and Harry were already scheduled to attend the charity event. However, the Duchess’s attendance was not announced in advance.

At the event, the royal trio met 130 children and the stars of the new film Paddington 2.

The children present had been specially selected by the royal’s Charities Forum.

In total, there are more than 30 organisations involved in the forum of which William, Catherine and Harry are patrons.

Kensington Palace has said that the Duchess is feeling “better, but she’s still suffering”.

Since the announcement of her pregnancy was made in early September, the Duchess of Cambridge’s royal schedule has come to a halt following a reoccurrence of severe morning sickness.

She attended her first royal engagement in six weeks a few days ago at an event held at Buckingham Palace to mark World Mental Health Day.

The actor Hugh Bonneville, who plays Henry Brown in Paddington 2, praised William, Catherine and Harry for their support and dedication to children’s charities.

He said:  “Wherever they go awareness is brought to the causes they do wonderfully support. It’s just fantastic when they can bring a bit of a spotlight to shine on these fantastic causes. Paddington is equally happy to smear them in marmalade.”

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