Pregnant Duchess of Cambridge channels sports-luxe in tracksuit on royal engagement

Bond Primary School
The Duchess of Cambridge visited Bond Primary School in Mitcham yesterday afternoon [Photo: Getty]

Yesterday afternoon, the Duchess of Cambridge swapped her highly-covetable Boden coat for a monochrome tracksuit, as she prepared to play tennis with the children of Bond Primary School in Mitcham.

The pregnant royal is a patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club so was on hand to find out more about Wimbledon Junior Tennis Initiative’s work.

Bond Primary School
For the royal engagement, the 36-year-old donned a monochrome tracksuit [Photo: Getty]

During the royal engagement, the 36-year-old demonstrated how to sport maternity athleisure in a £120 white Clarice jacket.

The Duchess of Cambridge teamed the sports-luxe aesthetic with black Monreal London leggings and a pair of Nike trainers.

The Duchess of Cambridge showcased her blossoming baby bump in a zip-up jacket by Clarice [Photo: PA]
The Duchess of Cambridge showcased her blossoming baby bump in a zip-up jacket by Clarice [Photo: PA]

During the visit, Kate joined the pupils in the school hall for several practice tennis sessions.

And the youngsters certainly took a shine to the Duchess of Cambridge.

At the end of the visit, children formed an orderly queue to say goodbye to the royal with a handshake (as instructed) but the first child went in for a huge cuddle instead.

And sure enough, fellow pupils soon ditched royal protocol in exchange a giant hug from the Duchess of Cambridge.

In a farewell speech, the royal thanked the children and admitted that she has had to take a step back from tennis in recent years.

“A big thank you from me as well because I’ve loved playing with you all – it’s so energetic and exciting to be part of it, so well done for all the hard work,” she stated in her speech. “And I love tennis. I think it’s a great sport, I was really sporty when I was little, less so now that I’ve got lots of babies.”

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