Tuesday 17 July 2018

Kate Middleton elegantly wraps up baby bump in navy coat for first appearance of the year

The Duchess of Cambridge arriving to visit the Reach Academy Feltham, in London, a school working in partnership with Place2Be and other organisations to support children, families and the school community
The Duchess of Cambridge arriving to visit the Reach Academy Feltham, in London, a school working in partnership with Place2Be and other organisations to support children, families and the school community
The Duchess of Cambridge arriving to visit the Reach Academy Feltham, in London, a school working in partnership with Place2Be and other organisations to support children, families and the school community
The Duchess of Cambridge arriving to visit the Reach Academy Feltham, in London, a school working in partnership with Place2Be and other organisations to support children, families and the school community
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits the Reach Academy with Place2Be on January 10, 2018 in London, England
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits the Reach Academy with Place2Be on January 10, 2018 in London, England
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits the Reach Academy with Place2Be on January 10, 2018 in London, England
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits the Reach Academy with Place2Be on January 10, 2018 in London, England
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is greeted by children as she visits the Reach Academy with Place2Be on January 10, 2018 in London, England
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is greeted by children as she visits the Reach Academy with Place2Be on January 10, 2018 in London, England
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is greeted by children as she visits the Reach Academy with Place2Be on January 10, 2018 in London, England
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits the Reach Academy with Place2Be on January 10, 2018 in London, England
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits the Reach Academy with Place2Be on January 10, 2018 in London, England
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Kate Middleton is kick off 2018 in style.

After celebrating her 36th birthday on Tuesday with a low-key celebration with family and friends, it's back to business today as the Duchess of Cambridge made her first official engagement of the year with one of her most cherished organisations. The mother-of-two, who is expecting her third child with husband Prince William, made a special appearance at a school in London that works with a children's mental healthy charity to help students, parents and teachers.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits the Reach Academy with Place2Be on January 10, 2018 in London, England
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits the Reach Academy with Place2Be on January 10, 2018 in London, England

She wrapped up in a navy blue military style 'Gianna' coat by high street British brand Hobbs,  a pair of her trademark L.K. Bennett heels and later showed a familiar dress by maternity brand Seraphine, choosing a blue floral dress which she wore while she was pregnant with both Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

Kate, a staunch campaigner for mental health awareness in children in particular, was there as part of her work with Place2Be, which provides children's mental health services to 282 schools in the UK. She has been royal patron of the charity since 2013.

During this morning's visit, she was given a tour of the premises and met with children from their nursery programme, as well as older students.

It comes hours after she wrapped up celebrating her birthday yesterday, which she marked privately with her inner circle as confirmed by Kate's Deputy Communications Secretary. who confirmed to HELLO! Online: "She will be spending the day privately."

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits the Reach Academy with Place2Be on January 10, 2018 in London, England
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits the Reach Academy with Place2Be on January 10, 2018 in London, England

This year will be another busy one for Kate and William - in addition to preparing for the arrival of their third child in April, the couple will be travelling to Sweden and Norway later this month for an official tour.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits the Reach Academy with Place2Be on January 10, 2018 in London, England
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits the Reach Academy with Place2Be on January 10, 2018 in London, England
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits the Reach Academy with Place2Be on January 10, 2018 in London, England
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits the Reach Academy with Place2Be on January 10, 2018 in London, England

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