Last month, fans of the British royal family were thrilled to learn that Prince William and Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting their third child.

Kensington Palace confirmed that Prince William and the rest of the royal family were excited for the little one, according to earlier reports.

Baby number three will be close in age to his or her siblings, 4-year-old George and 2-year-old Charlotte. But pregnancy hasn’t been easy for the mom-to-be.

The duchess has been suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, a type of severe morning sickness that has kept her out of the public eye since the announcement.

However, it seems that Kate may be on the mend.

On Tuesday, the duchess made her first public outing since announcing the pregnancy, giving fans a chance to see her growing baby bump for the first time.

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The stunning royal stepped out for an event in support of World Mental Health Day. The appearance was possible thanks to her improving condition, according to a royal aide, who told E! News:

“The Duchess’ condition is improving but she’s still suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum. She’s delighted to be here tonight.”

However, it was the color that both the duke and duchess chose to wear that had some media outlets speculating that they were dropping hints about their new baby’s gender, according to the Daily Express.

Both Prince William and Kate chose to wear blue at their first public outing together since the news dropped, which could mean they are anticipating a baby boy.

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The duke opted for a blue suit and matching tie, while the mom-to-be chose a stunning blue lace frock with black detailing from luxury brand Temperley London.

While the choice could have simply been a coincidence, the matching color choice was timed perfectly with Kate’s baby bump debut.

The duchess is estimated to be about 12 weeks pregnant, which is far along enough in the pregnancy to identify gender using some tests.

However, this isn’t the first time that the duchess has stunned in blue. The color seems to be one of her favorite go-to’s for royal appearances.

Regardless of whether she was dropping hints or not, we won’t know the baby’s gender for sure until Kensington Palace makes its official announcement down the road.

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