Duchess appears to be recovering from her bout of illness

Christmas party season is in full swing and it was no different for pregnant Kate Middleton, 30, today.

The Duchess of Cambridge was seen smiling as she left Buckingham Palace following a family Christmas lunch.

Along with father-in-law Prince Charles, the lunch was attended by Princess Eugenie  and Prince William and hosted by the Queen.

The beaming Duchess appeared to have put her recent health problems behind her.

She is less than 12 weeks pregnant and has been suffering with severe morning sickness.

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