Kate Middleton plays ukulele during private visit to children's hospital
Kate Middleton rejected the usual fanfare surrounding her public appearances for a private visit to a children's hospital.
The Duchess of Cambridge made a low-key visit to Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital School in Kent on Tuesday, where she showed off a surprising musical talent - playing the ukulele.
Kate, who is seven months pregnant with her second child with Prince William, has just returned from a two-week trip to the Caribbean island of Mustique for her mother Carole's birthday.
And it was back to business for the royal this week.
The 33-year-old spent nearly two hours with patients and hospital employees and paid particular attention to a little boy who taught her how to play the ukelele.
Her visit was arranged via mental health charity Place2Be, whom she is a patron with.
Head teacher John ivens told Us Weekly: "She kept up with them. There's a career there."
Kate is due to give birth in April.