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Kate Middleton's Third Trimester Has 'Taken Quite A Toll' On The Duchess — But She's Leaning On Prince William & Meghan Markle!

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Kate Middleton may be glowing amid her third pregnancy, but that doesn't mean it hasn't taken a toll on her.

Thankfully, the Duchess of Cambridge has husband Prince William and future sister-in-law Meghan Markle to lean on during this exhaustive time. Public outings are certainly getting tougher, especially glamorous red carpets like the BAFTA Awards.

Related: Kate Has Taken Meghan Under Her Wing!

Although the soon-to-be mother of three stunned in a dark green Jenny Packham gown, an insider revealed the pregnant royal "felt confident," but likely struggled a bit. They added:

"But evening engagements get harder the later into pregnancy Kate gets."

It probably didn't help that the whole world was talking about how she didn't wear black (in honor of the #MeToo and Time's Up movements) to the A-list event. However, few may've realized that Middleton added a black sash as "a nod" to the women's rights campaigns.

Apparently, it was her way of participating "without making a full-blown statement." Fair enough.

Not to mention, Princess Kate IS seven months along, so her fashion options may be more limited these days. Although many pals "have told her it gets easier every time," a family confidant indicated that "she's found it challenging. It's taken quite a toll."

Here's where Meghan and Will come in…

According to Us Weekly, the former Suits actress often makes an effort to pop over to Kate and Will's Kensington Palace apartment for tea. She also brings along with her advice! Another tipster dished:

"She shares tips she's read about healthy eating."

Awwwww. As for Prince Harry's brother, he dotes on the Duchess as well. A source spilled:

"William does all he can to make sure she's comfortable. He just wants her to feel supported."

LOVES it.

The royal pair will have additional help when their third little one arrives in April. Like they did with their first two kiddos, the duo will hire a few baby nurses for the initial six to eight weeks to "mostly to help with establishing a sleeping routine." Makes sense!!

They'll eventually downsize their staff once they are settled into a pattern. Smart!

We're just happy that Kate has an impressive support system during this time.

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