Kate Middleton seen for the first time since Prince Louis' birth

The Duchess is back on duty! Kate is seen for the first time since leaving hospital with Prince Louis as she and William arrive in Windsor for Harry and Meghan's wedding rehearsal

  • The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived in Windsor for Meghan and Harry's dress rehearsal for Saturday 
  • This is the first time that Kate has been seen since the birth of Prince Louis three weeks ago
  • She wore a crepe dress £215 by Michael Kors featuring a ditsy floral print in pink, white and purple flowers

By Martha Cliff for MailOnline

Published: 09:17 EDT, 17 May 2018 | Updated: 13:59 EDT, 17 May 2018

The Duchess of Cambridge has been pictured for the first time since the birth of Prince Louis three weeks ago.

Kate, 36, was seen arriving in Windsor on Thursday alongside Prince William for the dress rehearsal of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding on Saturday.

The mother-of-three was last seen on the steps of the Lindo Wing on April 23 when she introduced her youngest son to the world.

Despite caring for three young children Kate showed none of the strains of motherhood looking fresh faced from the front of her husband's Land Rover. 

And while the couple's children couldn't be seen on the journey to rehearsal, Prince George was spotted on the family's journey home to Kensington Palace.

The four-year-old prince peeked out of the car window as his father William drove from Windsor Castle. The youngster has likely spent the afternoon practicing his role as pageboy to Meghan on Saturday.  

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The Duchess of Cambridge has made her first appearance since the birth of Prince Louis three weeks ago
The Duchess of Cambridge has made her first appearance since the birth of Prince Louis three weeks ago

The Duchess of Cambridge has made her first appearance since the birth of Prince Louis three weeks ago

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Both ladies looked glowing and ready to go when they arrived for a rehearsal, with the bride recycling a Tuxe Bodywear pussybow bodysuit she wore a little while ago, and Kate opting for a blooming beautiful floral number.

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On their way back from the rehearsal Prince George could be seen peeping out from the backseat of the car ahead of his pageboy duties 
On their way back from the rehearsal Prince George could be seen peeping out from the backseat of the car ahead of his pageboy duties 

On their way back from the rehearsal Prince George could be seen peeping out from the backseat of the car ahead of his pageboy duties 

The Duke of Cambridge looked relaxed and happy following the rehearsal as he drove his family home
The Duke of Cambridge looked relaxed and happy following the rehearsal as he drove his family home

The Duke of Cambridge looked relaxed and happy following the rehearsal as he drove his family home

However, his sister Princess Charlotte who will act as flower girl on the big day, was nowhere to be seen. 

It remains unclear as to whether three-week-old Prince Louis will be in attendance although sources say he will not attend.

Instead the youngest child of Kate and William is expected to be cared for by his nanny Maria Borrallo or Kate's parents during the ceremony.  

Kate looked her typically stylish self on her journey in with famous brunette locks were styled to perfection and she wore a pair of chic sunglasses as she sat in the passenger seat while the Duke of Cambridge, 36, was at the wheel. 

She opted for a casual crepe dress £215 by Michael Kors featuring a ditsy floral print in pink, white and purple flowers while William adopted his classic blazer and shirt combo.

The royal couple made the short 30 minute car journey from their home at Kensington Palace to Windsor castle on Thursday. 

The Duchess of Cambridge was last seen on the steps of the Lindo Wing with the Duke of Cambridge when the couple introduced their youngest son to the world 
The Duchess of Cambridge was last seen on the steps of the Lindo Wing with the Duke of Cambridge when the couple introduced their youngest son to the world 

The Duchess of Cambridge was last seen on the steps of the Lindo Wing with the Duke of Cambridge when the couple introduced their youngest son to the world 

The Duchess of Cambridge is still on her official maternity leave which began at the end of March.

Aside from Saturday's wedding she may appear at some family occasions during the summer but is not expected to return to official duties until the autumn, according to aides, and even then her 'primary focus' will be her children. 

They followed behind Harry and Meghan who rode in the back of a car just metres ahead. 

The couple's Range Rover was escorted by police as they sped past crowds of well-wishers and up the famous Long Walk to have tea with the Queen and oversee the last preparations for their wedding day. 

The bride-to-be flashed her bespoke engagement ring and looked chic in a £285 pussy-bow blouse by Tuxe Bodywear. 

The former actress smiled as she arrived at Windsor Castle but her royal fiance looked far more serious as it emerged she is still said to be 'tearful' about the chaos Thomas Markle has caused. 

They travelled behind Prince Harry and his bride-to-be Meghan Markle who are arriving in Windsor for their dress rehearsal for their wedding on Saturday
They travelled behind Prince Harry and his bride-to-be Meghan Markle who are arriving in Windsor for their dress rehearsal for their wedding on Saturday

They travelled behind Prince Harry and his bride-to-be Meghan Markle who are arriving in Windsor for their dress rehearsal for their wedding on Saturday

The former actress smiled as she arrived at Windsor Castle but her royal fiance looked far more serious as it emerged she is still said to be 'tearful' about the chaos Thomas Markle has caused
The former actress smiled as she arrived at Windsor Castle but her royal fiance looked far more serious as it emerged she is still said to be 'tearful' about the chaos Thomas Markle has caused

The former actress smiled as she arrived at Windsor Castle but her royal fiance looked far more serious as it emerged she is still said to be 'tearful' about the chaos Thomas Markle has caused

After days of silence Meghan was forced to make an extraordinary and moving statement confirming he will no longer walk her down the aisle at St George's Chapel, Windsor, on Saturday.

She said: 'Sadly my father will not be attending our wedding. I have always cared for my father and hope he can be given the space he needs to focus on his health’.

The former Suits star, 36, added: 'I would like to thank everyone who has offered generous messages of support. Please know how much Harry and I look forward to sharing our special day with you on Saturday'. 

Meghan's mother Doria, who is set to give her daughter away in her father's absence, is also believed to be travelling separately to the castle to meet the Queen for the first time hours after she is believed to have been introduced to Prince Charles, Camilla, Kate and William.   

Spectators were treated to marches by military personnel who are also rehearsing today in the final preparations for Saturday
Spectators were treated to marches by military personnel who are also rehearsing today in the final preparations for Saturday

Spectators were treated to marches by military personnel who are also rehearsing today in the final preparations for Saturday

Hundreds of well-wishers had lined the streets of Windsor in order to welcome the royals to the castle on Thursday
Hundreds of well-wishers had lined the streets of Windsor in order to welcome the royals to the castle on Thursday

Hundreds of well-wishers had lined the streets of Windsor in order to welcome the royals to the castle on Thursday

Despite there still being two days until the big day there were hundreds of well-wishers lining the streets of Windsor to welcome the royals upon their arrival.

Some 250 members of the armed forces are expected to take part in Saturday’s festivities, and Thursday’s dry run gave organisers a chance to put some finishing touches to the event.

Roads around Windsor were closed as wellwishers basked beneath blue skies and beaming sunshine - weather that is expected to stay around for the weekend.

Press from around the world, tourists, locals and royal superfans watched from behind barriers as members of the military paraded around Windsor and up The Long Walk.

There was a heavy police presence with armed officers stationed around town and other officers on top of buildings looking over the crowds.

The procession included a horsedrawn carriage, setting the scene for what the world will see on Saturday when the newly married Harry and Ms Markle will be seen by the public after the ceremony. 

The royals are expected to conduct a private run-through of proceedings at St George's Chapel, where Meghan and Harry will marry, later today.  

Some 250 members of the armed forces are expected to take part in Saturday’s festivities
Some 250 members of the armed forces are expected to take part in Saturday’s festivities

Some 250 members of the armed forces are expected to take part in Saturday’s festivities

Roads around Windsor were closed as wellwishers basked beneath blue skies and beaming sunshine
Roads around Windsor were closed as wellwishers basked beneath blue skies and beaming sunshine

Roads around Windsor were closed as wellwishers basked beneath blue skies and beaming sunshine

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