Kate Middleton channelled her inner Serena Williams this morning as she enjoyed her first solo outing since announcing she was expecting her third child.


The Duchess attended an event at the National Tennis Centre to find out more about their work.


She enjoyed a morning full of fun and inspiring activities. 


Kate took part in coaching sessions with the youngsters and even showed off her own tennis skills.




Kate was lucky enough to watch Paralympic medallist Alfie Hewett showcase his immense talent during a wheelchair tennis match.


Some of the top junior tennis players got to meet Kate during her visit. They spoke to her about what it takes to become a tennis champion.


Kate even got involved with one of Coach Core’s training sessions. Coach Core is an apprenticeship scheme that gives young people the chance to pursue their dream of becoming sports coaches.


The Duchess has been the Patron of the Lawn Tennis Association since December. She proudly took over the role from The Queen who was the Patron for 64 years.



The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry established the Coach Core apprenticeship in 2012.


The apprenticeship trains youths aged between 16 and 24. Their aim is to help them become inspiring role models for young children in their local community.


We were thrilled to see that Kate was well enough to enjoy her morning at the National Tennis Centre.


Kate has been suffering from severe morning sickness, medically known as hyperemesis gravidarum, for the past few months.


She has not been able to attend many royal engagements due to the illness, she even missed out on Prince George’s first day at primary school because she was feeling too poorly.


The mum-of-two has since attended two important events. She recently attended a children’s charity event with husband Prince William and brother-in-law Prince Harry and the cast of Paddington 2.



Kate was spotted twirling around the station platform with a very sweet cast member, the one and only Paddington Bear.


The event was for troubled youths who have been helped by Their Royal Highnesses’ Charities Forum.


Kate also attended a reception where members of the mental health sector were honoured. The Duchess of Cambridge was joined by her husband Prince William and his brother Prince Harry at a touching reception that thanked those who were involved in the trios Heads Together campaign.


We are thrilled to hear that Kate is starting to feel a lot better. Her diary is slowly beginning to fill up with royal duties again. She is set to attend a gala dinner at The Orangery, Kensington Palace next week.



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