Kate Middleton just broke maternity leave to attend a special event

She's one busy mum-of-three!

Kate Middleton has been enjoying some time off from royal engagements since the birth of her third child, Prince Louis, in April, but the royal mum has made a few exceptions.

The Duchess of Cambridge stepped out to attend Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding in May, the Trooping the Colour in June and Wimbledon in July. Kate also managed to make a surprise appearance at an event to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force, which took place one day after hte christening of her youngest son. 

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Now, this week the duchess has stepped out for another important engagement. 

Following Miguel Head’s departure as Prince William’s personal secretary, the royal couple held a farewell meeting with the former senior advisor. 

‘The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge this afternoon received Mr. Miguel Head upon relinquishing his appointment as Private Secretary to His Royal Highness,’ the Court Circular, the official record of past royal engagements, stated.

Prince William with Miguel Head
Prince William with Miguel Head (Credit: Getty)

Head has worked for the Royal Family for over a decade, and left his position earlier this year. 

Speaking to, royal biographer Duncan Larcombe said: ‘It is traditional for new royal mums to take a six-month break from official engagements. The wedding doesn’t count because it was a “family affair” but other than that, she will pick and choose her engagements. If she wanted, Kate could disappear into the background until October!’

Kate’s first official appearance has not yet been announced. 

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