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Kate Middleton has made only two outings since announcing her pregnancy.

She enjoyed a performance of Cirque du Soleil's Kooza show and also visited London's National Portrait Gallery wearing a burgundy dress from Whistles.

At just over 13 weeks pregnant, the Duchess of Cambridge, 31, is at that awkward stage where she's started to develop a small bump but isn't big enough for maternity wear.

So she's been relying on sister Pippa, 29, to help - they've been sifting through Kate's existing wardrobe to choose outfits that flatter her growing bump and have enough gape to last her for a few more months.

A source says: 'Kate doesn't want to spend money on maternity clothes if she can help it, but it's unlikely she'll have enough items suitable as her bump continues to grow.

'It's become a real bonding thing for her and Pippa.'

Read more about Kate and Pippa Middleton in Now magazine dated 21 January 2013 - out now! 

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