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Duchess Catherine dancing with Paddington Bear is exactly what the world needs today

A royal twirl!

The Duchess of Cambridge has stepped out for a surprise appearance -- less than a week after making her highly-anticipated return to public life since announcing she was pregnant with her third child.

Kate, 35, joined her husband the Duke of Cambridge and brother-in-law Prince Harry at Paddington Station, where they visited the cast and crew from the upcoming film Paddington 2.

The royals were greeted by the film’s famous furry friend and appeared to get on swimmingly. In fact, the expectant mum -- who continues to suffer from extreme morning sickness -- even mustered up the energy for an impromptu dance with the beloved story book character.

The golden royal trio paid a visit to the cast and crew from the upcoming film Paddington 2.
The golden royal trio paid a visit to the cast and crew from the upcoming film Paddington 2.

The Duchess twirled, sidestepped and bebopped in a blush pink dress by Orla Kiely. The knee-length look featured a black waist strap, which accentuated her growing baby bump, and was accented with a black clutch bag and block heels.

She also showed off a slightly shorter hairstyle than we saw during her last public appearance for World Mental Health Day.

The event, which was hosted by film production company StudioCanal, also involved children from 30 different charities, which Kate, Harry, and William all dedicate their time to.

Speaking with two young girls who are helped by children’s mental health charity Place2Be, Kate revealed her favourite thing about being a member of the royal family.

"I asked her what's it like to be a princess, because I'd like to be one and she said her favourite thing was meeting special people like us," Mahira Gazi, 10, said, according to Hello!

The 35-year-old has been forced to miss a number of important events -- including her son’s first day at school -- owing to extreme morning sickness or ‘hyperemesis gravidarum.’ The same nasty condition she battled while pregnant with four-year-old son, George and two-year-old daughter, Charlotte.

Kensington Palace said Catherine was feeling "better, but she's still suffering.”

To the right...
To the right...
...and to the left!
...and to the left!
Paddington Bear appeared to be quite the charmer.
Paddington Bear appeared to be quite the charmer.
The event also involved children from 30 different charities.
The event also involved children from 30 different charities.

Last week, the Duchess made a return to the spotlight in honour of World Mental Health Day. It was the first time in six weeks that the much-loved royal had been seen out and about.

Alongside husband Prince William and brother-in-law Prince Harry, Kate stepped out in honour of World Mental Health day -- attending an event at Buckingham Palace to celebrate those working in the mental health sectors across the UK.

She debuted a hint of a baby bump in a powder blue lace dress designed by London-based brand Temperley for the important occasion.

The 35-year-old is believed to be around 13 weeks pregnant.
The 35-year-old is believed to be around 13 weeks pregnant.
Kate appeared relaxed throughout the event.
Kate appeared relaxed throughout the event.
Her tiny baby bump was the focus of attention!
Her tiny baby bump was the focus of attention!