Kate plans first public date since pregnancy news

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The Duchess of Cambridge is hoping to make her first public appearance since news broke of her third pregnancy, by attending a Buckingham Palace reception next month.

Kate has been forced to miss a number of events, including her son Prince George's first day at school, after suffering severe morning sickness - hyperemesis gravidarum - an illness she experienced during her first two pregnancies.

But the Duchess has been named by Kensington Palace, alongside husband William and Prince Harry, as the royal hosts of the October 10 reception, celebrating the contribution of those working in the mental health sector across the UK.