Pregnant Kate all smiles as she leaves hospital
The Duchess of Cambridge has appeared in public for the first time since announcing her pregnancy, and despite her severe morning sickness, she couldn't stop smiling.
Kate was discharged from London's King Edward VII hospital late yesterday morning UK time, and grinned broadly as she stepped out onto the street accompanied by her husband William.
It was the first glimpse we've had of the Duchess since her baby news was revealed on Monday and she was clearly thrilled to be expecting.
Both William and Kate looked ecstatic as they left the hospital and got into a waiting car, apparently not allowing the difficult start to the pregnancy get them down.
The royal couple were driven to their cottage in the grounds of Kensington Palace, where Kate will spend the next few days resting and recovering further.
Meanwhile, William's father Prince Charles has expressed his delight at the prospect of becoming a grandfather for the first time.
"It's a very nice thought to become a grandfather in my old age," he said. "I'm very glad my daughter-in-law is getting better, thank goodness."
Kate spent four days in hospital receiving treatment for hyperemesis gravidarum, a rare complication of pregnancy that makes eating or drinking nearly impossible.