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Kate Middleton's Grimsby Visit Features Her Trusty Brown Hobbs Coat (PHOTOS)

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"There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered," said Nelson Mandela.

The same could be said about returning to an outfit you once wore -- in this case, Kate Middleton's brown Hobbs coat. Last time we saw the Duchess of Cambridge in the knee-length coat, she was flying solo on Valentine's Day, spending the holiday with recovering addicts and young cancer patients at a variety of Liverpool charities. Her hair was in full bounce, she had her favorite black pumps on and she was definitely not pregnant.

This Tuesday, Kate went on another solo outing in her Hobbs coat, this time heading to Grimsby on behalf of the Prince's Trust Charity. Again she paired her cozy piece with a thin belt and black pumps (sans black stockings), but this time she had that pregnant glow about her. One look at those rosy cheeks and you know this royal is expecting.

Unfortunately, her visit to Grimsby had her touring the National Fishing Heritage Centre. One reporter noted that there would be "one or two interesting smells for her when she gets in there" -- that ain't ideal for a pregnant woman. But Kate held it together, graciously accepting flowers and cuddling kids as she's wont to do.

Some things never change.

UPDATE: According to the Mirror, which is liveblogging Kate's outing, the duchess talked about the baby! One well-wisher, Bobbi Brown, told the Mirror: "I asked her if the baby has been moving or kicking. "She said 'Yes it is, very much so'." Wheeee.

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