Kate Middleton is sharing her excitement with the world. The Duchess of Cambridge stepped out for the first time since the news of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement broke. During a visit to the Foundling Museum in London on Tuesday, November 28, Prince William's wife spoke publically about her brother-in-law's upcoming royal wedding for the first time. "William and I are absolutely thrilled," she said. "It's such exciting news. It's a really happy time for any couple and we wish them all the best and hope they enjoy this happy moment."
VIEW GALLERY Kate said she and William are "thrilled" about Harry's engagement news Photo: Getty Images
Kate, who is expecting her third baby this spring, showed a hint of her baby bump in a patterned dress during the visit. While there, she learned about the museum's history and the way it uses art and creativity to support children and vulnerable families. The Duchess, who studied art history while at college, bonded with a group of youngsters as she heard how they benefit from the museum's education and outreach programs.
VIEW GALLERY Kate stepped out at the Foundling Museum for her first appearance since the news broke Photo: Getty Images
The Foundling Museum explores the history of the Foundling Hospital, the UK’s first children’s charity and first public art gallery. The Hospital, which continues today as the children’s charity Coram, was established in 1739 by the philanthropist Thomas Coram to care for babies at risk of abandonment. Through a dynamic program of exhibitions and events, the museum celebrates the ways in which the arts have helped improve children’s lives for over 275 years and aims to inspire everyone to make a positive contribution to society.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement on November 27 Photo: Getty Images
Kate's outing took place as royal watchers across the world continue to celebrate Harry and Meghan's engagement. Clarence House announced the happy news on Monday, revealing that the Prince proposed in London earlier this month at his home in Nottingham Cottage. The wedding will take place in spring 2018.
"It was just an amazing surprise," Meghan said during the couple's first TV interview together on BBC. "It was so sweet, and natural and very romantic. He got on one knee." Harry, 33, added: "She didn't even let me finish. She said, 'Can I say yes?' Then there were hugs and I had the ring in my finger. I said, 'Can I give you the ring?' She said: 'Oh, yes, the ring.' It was a really nice moment. Just the two of us."
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