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Royal Bump Walkabout!

Kate's first official trip of the year

01.11.13 12:04 PM ET

Her first official portrait may be hideous, but Kate and her bump were a thing of beauty as they visited the National Portrait Gallery together with babyfather William today.

Kate smiled broadly as she was confronted with her first official portrait, which appears to show her in ten years time, and clutched her hands protectively over her burgeoning belly. She wore a simple dress from high street chain Whistles.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11:  Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is seen after viewing artist Paul Emsley's new portrait of herself during a private viewing at the National Portrait Gallery on January 11, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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Kate in the flesh

Kate on canvas

Sources say Kate, who just turned 31, is feeling 'much better' and that her acute form of morning sickness is almost entirely gone. The pregnancy may be officially announced soon, after Kate has had her 12-week scan.