The Duchess of Cambridge looks super chic during a visit to the Emma Bridgewater factory

*TRUMPET*Kate Middleton has stepped out and let us all have a look at her growing baby bump again.


Pregnant Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge – who is expected to give birth in April/May – looked stunning in a beautiful blue coat by MaxMara as she visited the Emma Bridgewater ceramics factory in Stoke-on-Trent on Wednesday.

The 33-year-old’s tum was clear to see even under her jacket and she was frequently seen resting her hands on her stomach. Oh we LOVE seeing how much it has grown each week.

Kate wore a £99 patterned dress by maternity brand Séraphine underneath her coat. Ever the frugalista, she was spotted wearing the same frock on another royal engagement earlier in her pregnancy.

The label is a favourite of Kate‘s and she often donned their dresses when she was expecting her one-year-old son Prince George.

During the trip to Stoke-on-Trent Kate completed her chic look with an elegant clutch bag and a pair of navy Jimmy Choo heels. We’re pretty impressed that the mum-to-be is STILL working her high-heeled shoes at this stage in her pregnancy. Respect!

The Duchess arrived in style on a helicopter for the visit. After arriving at the factory Kate received a tour and watched a new line of charity mugs being produced to raise money for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, for which she is a patron. All proceeds will help terminally ill children and their families.

Kate apparently came up with the venture and has been involved in creating the pieces.

‘It was the Duchess‘s idea to approach Emma, whom she didn’t know previously,’ a royal aide tells Mail Online. ‘And she helped in the design process.’

Later in the day Kate took part in a ceramics making workshop with families from the Donna Louise Children’s Hospice and was presented with a painting of the Lake District by a 16-year-old patient at the hospice called Chloe.

Before making her exit the pregnant royal was given a pair of the charity mugs and some flowers and also unveiled a commemorative plaque. She then headed to Action for Children’s Cape Hill Children’s Centre in Smethwick.

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