Duchess Kate's past outfits hint at what she'll wear after her third baby is born

By: Fiona Ward

As Prince William and Duchess Kate prepare to welcome their third bundle of joy into the Cambridge clan, royal watchers excitedly await the chance to see the couple pose together outside of the St Mary's Lindo Wing with their new addition, who will be fifth in line to the throne. Part of the excitement surrounding the royal baby's official debut stems from Kate's style-icon status, as fans will be eager to see what Kate chooses to wear for the occasion. Though we won't know for certain until the big day, there are some similarities that can be drawn between her last two looks after Prince Georgeand Princess Charlotte's births.

Kate and William introduce a baby Prince George to the public. © Getty Images

After welcoming her first-born George on July 23, 2013, Kate wore a pretty blue polka dot dress by Jenny Packham to show the little prince to the crowds. Looking happy and with her glow still in full swing, she teamed the look with nude wedges and her signature bouncy blow-dry, which at the time featured golden blonde highlights. The new mom was admired by women all over the world by showing the beauty of a healthy post-birth body, choosing, quite rightfully, not to try to hide her remaining bump.

Kate wore Jenny Packham for the second time to introduce Princess Charlotte. Photo: © Getty Images

There's certainly been a theme with Kate's hospital outfits thus far, as she chose to wear Jenny Packham again when she and William introduced a baby Charlotte to royal-watchers outside the Lindo Wing in May 2015. Opting for a spring yellow design this time around, the midi-length shift dress was again loose-fitting and elegant, and she teamed it with a pair of nude heels.

This pretty dress by Goat would stay in keeping with Kate's patterned theme

Fast-forward to 2018: will Kate opt for a hat-trick with Jenny Packham once again? Looking at the British designer's Spring/Summer 2018 collection, it's unclear whether the Duchess will be able to, as this season's ready-to-wear offering is very evening-focused, although Kate has a great relationship with Jenny and may have access to other pieces (and a wardrobe full of enviable JP dresses).

Or Jaeger's red shift dress would be a comfy and flattering option

Since Kate has already opted for blue and yellow, perhaps a red frock will be her next choice, in keeping with the primary colour theme. We could see Kate in this pretty scarlet shift dress by one of her high street favourites Jaeger, in a comfy loose shape. Or, the Dixie Pebble Print Dress by another of her go-to brands, Goat, could be a solid choice – as both her previous post-birth dresses have featured printed patterns.

Kensington Palace have only announced that William and Kate are expecting their third child in April. An exact due date was not given, but the new developments at the hospital suggest the Duchess is ready to give birth any day now. St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London have prepared for the arrival of the new Prince or Princess by setting up barriers outside their exclusive Lindo Wing, where Kate will give birth.

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