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In pictures: Duchess of Cambridge's first pregnancy

On Monday 3rd December 2012 Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge announced they were expecting their first child. As they have today announced they are expecting their second baby, we take a look back at Kate's first pregnancy.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, accompanied by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, leaving King Edward Vll Hospital in Central London on December 6, 2012 Credit: Anwar Hussein/Anwar Hussein/EMPICS Entertainment

The first glimpse of the Duchess after her pregnancy was announced was when she was discharged from the King Edward Vll Hospital in Central London.

She had been admitted after suffering from severe morning sickness.

The Duchess of Cambridge, holds a badge that reads Baby on Board Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire
The Duchess of Cambridge, holds a badge that reads Baby on Board Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

It was a while before the expectant mother was well enough to be able to resume her royal duties. On one visit she was presented with a 'Baby on board' badge by Transport for London.

The Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and Duchess of Cambridge attends a Garden Party in the grounds of Buckingham Palace Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arriving at Westminster Abbey for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Credit: Sean Demspey/PA Wire

On July 22nd 2013 the Duchess gave birth to a boy, Prince George. The following day the waiting crowds of well-wishers and onlookers and the world's press saw their first glimpse of the new prince.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leaving the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London, with their son, Prince George Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leaving the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London, with their son, Prince George Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as they stand with their son, Prince George in the garden of the Middleton family home in Bucklebury, Berkshire. Credit: Michael Middleton/PA Wire

During his first year Prince George has already joined his parents on an overseas royal tour.+

Duchess of Cambridge arriving with Prince George at Wellington Military Terminal on the first day of their official to New Zealand. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
Photo released to mark Prince George's first birthday. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

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