Kate's bear surprise

The Duchess of Cambridge has made a surprise appearance alongside Prince William and Prince Harry, joining Paddington Bear at an event for children.

By Hannah Furness in London
  • Published 17.10.17
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Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, laughs as she shakes hands with a person in a Paddington Bear outfit as Prince William looks on during an event at the Paddington station in London. (AFP)

London: The Duchess of Cambridge has made a surprise appearance alongside Prince William and Prince Harry, joining Paddington Bear at an event for children.

The duchess, who is pregnant with her third child and still suffering from the extreme morning sickness hyperemesis gravidarum, was well enough to join her husband and brother-in-law at Paddington station in London, alongside actor Hugh Bonneville and others from the cast of the new movie Paddington 2.

They joined 130 children from a dozen charities they support on board the Belmond British Pullman train at Paddington Station. The event was hosted by Studiocanal, with support from Bafta through its Bafta Kids programme.

The duchess wore Orla Kiely for the impromptu appearance, her second in a week as she returns to work gradually.

Regarding the duchess's health, a Kensington Palace spokeswoman said "she's better, but she's still suffering".

The royals waved off the Belmond British Pullman as it began its journey through the English countryside.

The youngsters taking part have been selected by members of the duke and prince's charities forum - with many going through difficult times in their lives.

Harry will attend the annual WellChild Awards on Monday evening at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in central London.

The prince will attend a pre-ceremony reception where he will meet the young winners of each award category and members of their families and will present the Award for Most Inspirational Child, aged four to six, and deliver a short speech.

WellChild is the national charity for seriously ill children and their families and through its nationwide network of WellChild Nurses, home makeover projects and family support programmes, gives the youngsters the best chance to thrive at home.

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