By Maria Puenta, USA TODAY
Like sister Pippa Middleton yesterday, Duchess Kate and husband Prince William turned up at a horse racing meet today in England, where she glowed in a dusky pink coat that completely camouflaged whatever baby bump she has at more than five months pregnant.
"Kate's in the pink!" gushed the Daily Mail, describing the Joseph peachy-pink coat, and her boots, bag, gloves, tights and bow-trimmed Betty Boop hat in dark brown. The coat matched her "healthy complexion," the paper reported approvingly.
From the pictures, both looked happy and relaxed. She has clearly recovered from the acute morning sickness that put her in the hospital late last year, but the cold English weather and her slim figure have combined to ensure few glimpses of the royal baby bump. The baby is due in the summer.
The couple were attending the National Hunt meet in the spa town of Cheltenham in Gloucestershire, about 100 miles west of London. The National Hunt is one of the most important events on the U.K.'s horse racing calendar and today was the fourth day of the meet.
The former Kate Middleton's sister, Pippa, 29, appeared at the meet Thursday dressed in a mustard yellow coat and a big Russian-style fur hat, accompanied by a handsome pal who was not her boyfriend.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived in time to see an afternoon steeplechase to cheer on a competing horse owned by cousin-in-law Mike Tindall, married to Zara Phillips, the equestrian daughter of equestrian Princess Anne who won an Olympic medal during the Summer Olympics in London.
Anne also was at the races today. An estimated 200,000 people were expected to attend the four-day event.
Although the day at the races was a "private" engagement, nonetheless captured by scores of photographers on the scene, the Cambridges are due to participate in a public event on Sunday, visiting the 1st Battalion Irish Guards at their barracks for the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade.
William is a colonel in the regiment and Kate will hand out the traditional shamrock sprigs to officers and guardsmen.