Prince William and Kate step out for public event in London

Palace officials say Prince William and his wife are expecting their first child. St. James' Palace said on Dec. 3, 2012, that the Duchess of Cambridge has a severe form of morning sickness and is currently in a London hospital. As the first born to William - who is second in line to the throne after his father, Prince Charles - the couple's first child stands an excellent chance of one day becoming monarch. Whether boy or girl, the child will be behind Prince William in the line of succession to the throne, Cabinet Office officials said. Chris Jackson

Prince William and Kate stepped out in London on Monday for their first public engagement since their royal tour of southeast Asia and the Pacific and since topless photos of Kate hit newsstands.

The royal couple met with law students at the Honorable Society of Middle Temple to award the first inaugural Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Scholarships to assembled honorees, the Daily Telegraph.

The school already has funds set up in the names of Queen Elizabeth II and the late Diana, Princess of Wales.

Duchess Kate wore a maroon skirt suit by Paule Ka and William wore a navy suit with a tie to match Kate's ensemble.

The event is the first of a week of engagements, including a trip to the north of England. On Wednesday, Kate will not have Prince William by her side as he will be attending the funeral of his former nanny, reports the paper.

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