Pregnant Katherine Jenkins shows off her baby bump in nautical sundress as she enjoys lunch date with husband Andrew Levitas

She announced she was expecting her first child with Andrew Levitas last month.

And Katherine Jenkins was spotted grabbing a bite to eat alongside her artist husband at Locanda Verde in New York City on Sunday.

The 34-year-old mezzo-soprano looked blissfully happy as she strolled along hand-in-hand with Andrew, who she wed in September of last year.

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Hand-in-hand: Katherine Jenkins and her husband Andrew Levitas headed to Locanda Verde in New York City for a spot of lunch on Sunday

Hand-in-hand: Katherine Jenkins and her husband Andrew Levitas headed to Locanda Verde in New York City for a spot of lunch on Sunday

Katherine was ladylike as ever in a nautical dress, paired with a white leather satchel and nude T-bar wedges.

The Welsh classical singer placed a protective hand on her growing bump as she headed into the restaurant.

She ditched her glamorous make-up for the day, showing off her natural beauty.

Mother-to-be: Katherine, who was clad in a simple stripy dress, placed a protective hand on her baby bump

Mother-to-be: Katherine, who was clad in a simple stripy dress, placed a protective hand on her baby bump

Tasteful: Katherine announced she was expecting a girl by sharing this sweet photograph on her Instagram account last month 

Tasteful: Katherine announced she was expecting a girl by sharing this sweet photograph on her Instagram account last month 

The star has been keeping a low profile since announcing her pregnancy via a cute Instagram post, which showed a pair of pink ballet slippers resting on top of the couple's black-and-white wedding photograph. 

'Couldn't be more excited to meet our little girl! #MummyToBe #DaddyToBe #ArtProject #Collaboration #Family @andrewlevitas,' she captioned the lovely picture message shared on her timeline.

In a statement released to MailOnline, she said: 'We are overjoyed to be expecting our first child in the autumn. 

Back on home turf: Katherine touched down at Heathrow airport in London on Wednesday morning

Back on home turf: Katherine touched down at Heathrow airport in London on Wednesday morning

Making a move: The Welsh beauty was flying solo and made a speedy exit from the terminal 

Making a move: The Welsh beauty was flying solo and made a speedy exit from the terminal 

'Starting a family and moving into this exciting phase of our lives is a blessing for which we are incredibly grateful. We eagerly await the arrival of our little girl!' 

Katherine has often spoken about her desire to start a family, revealing that she was very broody following the birth of her nephew.

'I do really want a family. Please God, touch wood, we'll be lucky and they'll be fit and healthy. That's all I care about,' she previously told the Sunday People.

Whirlwind romance: The couple wed in September 2014 after meeting in February of the same year

Whirlwind romance: The couple wed in September 2014 after meeting in February of the same year