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Behold, Kate Middleton's baby bump

By Lisa Respers France, CNN
updated 12:29 PM EDT, Sun April 28, 2013
Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, and husband Prince William welcomed their first child on Monday, July 22. Last month she made her last solo appearance before the birth,<a href='http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/13/world/europe/uk-duchess-ship-naming/index.html'> to christen a cruise ship</a>. Here, ticker tape falls as Catherine officially names Princess Cruises' new ship Royal Princess in Southampton, England, on Thursday, June 13. Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, and husband Prince William welcomed their first child on Monday, July 22. Last month she made her last solo appearance before the birth, to christen a cruise ship. Here, ticker tape falls as Catherine officially names Princess Cruises' new ship Royal Princess in Southampton, England, on Thursday, June 13.
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • William and Catherine announced their impending arrival in December
  • The duchess is applying her fashion sense to her maternity clothes
  • The Huffington Post put her on its best dressed list

(CNN) -- Finally!

The royal baby bump has arrived, and the world can finally see evidence of the progeny of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, who we still like to think of as Kate Middleton.

The world has been on watch since the couple announced their impending arrival last December.

Well known for her fashion sense, the young duchess is now applying that to her pregnancy and stepping out in outfits that both flatter and show off the wee one.

Hot new accessory: Duchess Kate's nose

People magazine was so impressed with one of her recent outfits that it ran a story headlined "Kate's baby blue maternity dress - how to get the look."

Likewise the Huffington Post put her on its best dressed list this week proving that stylishness doesn't have to stop for nine months.

Cheers Kate!

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