Country Kate! Pregnant Duchess of Cambridge dresses for the elements in a Barbour jacket and her trusty riding boots as she arrives for a day of gardening with children in London
The Duchess of Cambridge was on a visit to the Robin Hood Primary School to celebrate their work
The pregnant mother-of-two looked chic in her country attire as she arrived at the venue in London
Just yesterday the Duchess of Cambridge said she’s ‘absolutely thrilled’ for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
The Duchess of Cambridge returned to her Sloaney country roots for a green-fingered day of gardening with schoolchildren in London on Wednesday.
The pregnant mother-of-two wrapped up warm in a knitted black turtleneck jumper by Temperley, green Barbour jacket and black jeans as she arrived at the Robin Hood Primary School to celebrate their work with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Campaign for School Gardening.
Thrifty Kate, who is known for her love of recycling her wardrobe choices, was sporting the same pair of £475 dark mid-length Penelope Chilvers boots that she wore when she first dated William back in 2003.
The RHS Campaign for School Gardening, now marking ten years, inspires and supports schools to provide children with gardening opportunities to enhance their skills and boost their development. The RHS’s work with schools has shown benefits for children’s physical and mental well-being, and building life skills such as confidence, teamwork and communication.
During the visit, the Duchess was treated to a briefing on the RHS nation-wide campaign and heard about the benefits of learning outside from Robin Hood Primary School. She then joined children in activities in the outdoor learning area and sensory garden and celebrated the 34,000 schools and groups now engaged in gardening through the campaign.
Robin Hood Primary School has developed a whole-school, progressive outdoor learning curriculum with support from the RHS. Children have access to a range of outdoor classrooms in the woodland setting including a purpose built Outdoor Learning Area and Sensory Garden.
This outdoor learning gives children an opportunity to explore, consolidate and develop their knowledge and understanding of the ever-changing natural environment. The activities are created to inspire their curiosity, stimulate their senses and through challenging, yet achievable tasks using various real tools and natural resources, bring learning to life.
Sessions aim to encourage and inspire children to develop their personal, social and emotional skills through participation in tasks and activities that are both challenging and achievable. Helping to develop their emotional intelligence, empathy and communication enables children to manage their emotions effectively.
Just yesterday the Duchess of Cambridge said she’s ‘absolutely thrilled’ for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as she stepped out in London a day after her brother-in-law’s engagement announcement.
The pregnant mother-of-two displayed her neat baby bump in a figure-skimming Kate Spade dress, which she offset with burgundy accessories, as she arrived at the Foundling Museum in London.
Discussing Monday’s happy news, the Duchess said: ‘William and I are absolutely thrilled. It’s such exciting news.
‘It’s a really happy time for any couple and we wish them all the best and hope they enjoy this happy moment.’
Her appearance comes just hours after Meghan Markle hailed her ‘wonderful’. Miss Markle said the Duchess of Cambridge had been ‘wonderful’ to her, while Harry said both William and Kate had been ‘amazing’.
Harry talked about how he kept the relationship secret before introducing Miss Markle to his brother and sister-in-law. ‘It was exciting, I mean I’ve – you know, I’d been seeing her for a period of time when I literally didn’t tell anybody at all.
‘And then William was longing to meet her and so was Catherine, so you know, being our neighbours, we managed to get that in a couple of, well, quite a few times now, and Catherine has been absolutely amazing, as has William as well, you know, fantastic support.’
‘The family together have been absolutely, you know, a solid support, and my grandparents as well have been, have been wonderful throughout this whole process, and they’ve known for quite some time,’ he said.
The Duchess of Cambridge was today at the Foundling Hospital, the UK’s first children’s charity and first public art gallery where she learned more about the museum’s history and the way it continues to focus on its founding principles to use art and creativity as a means to support and engage children and vulnerable families.
During her visit, Kate received a briefing on the history of the hospital and how the museum continues to engage vulnerable and marginalised young people.
The 35-year-old met families and children who have benefited from the museum’s education and outreach programmes, including pre-school children from a local nursery who regularly visit the museum and young care leavers who are being trained to run their own creative workshops.
Her visit came after Harry, 33, and Miss Markle, 36, appeared at a photocall at Kensington Palace in London on Monday.
Fifth in line to the throne Harry has been dating the American actress – who found fame in the US legal drama Suits – since the summer of last year.
Their 16-month whirlwind romance blossomed when they met through mutual friends in London, and the pair have been almost inseparable in recent months.
The couple will live together in Harry’s current home, Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace, and Miss Markle will become an HRH and a senior royal.
She is expected to become a duchess – just like Kate Middleton did when she became the Duchess of Cambridge after saying her vows in 2011.
Miss Markle will most probably become HRH the Duchess of Sussex, if Harry is made the Duke of Sussex by the Queen on the morning of his wedding.
The pair were secretly engaged earlier this month, and Harry took Miss Markle to meet his grandmother the Queen for tea at Buckingham Palace in October.
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