The Duchess of Cambridge has spoken of her hope that her children will all one day become Scouts, following in Royal Family footsteps to join the movement.
Her children are breaking up for the Easter holidays this week, but Kate spent Thursday bonding with other adorable kids as she visited the Scouts' headquarters at Gilwell Park in Essex. Dressed in casualwear for her laidback engagement, Kate arrived to whoops and cheers from the young Scouts. The Duchess was learning about the organisation's new pilot to bring Scouting to younger children, while also celebrating the site's 100th anniversary year.Kate, who has carried out engagements with the Scouts before, joined the youngsters in various activities to help them improve skills like communication and teamwork. Boat building and balloon rocket assembling were just some of the workshops that Kate, 37, got stuck into. Let's take a look at the best photos from the royal's day out…
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Kate Middleton's modern makeover continued on Tuesday morning as she stepped out to visit the Henry Fawcett Children's Centre in Kennington wearing a pair of wide-leg trousers and a statement shirt. The engagement is the second time the Duchess of Cambridge has ditched royal-appropriate dresses for the smart trouser shape, the first time was during a trip to Cyprus in December 2018. Although seeing Kate in a contemporary trouser is rare, the duchess styled the Jigsaw item perfectly, offsetting the androgynous bottom half with a feminine pussy-bow shirt.