Duchess Catherine started the royal duties in 2018 with Place2Be visit

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The  Duchess of Cambridge started the official royal duties after celebrating her 36th birthday privately at Anmer Hall. Today she visited the Reach Academy Feltham, a school working in partnership with Place2Be.

Duchess Catherine started the royal duties in 2018 with Place2Be visit
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Place2Be is one of Catherine’s earliest Patronages that support children, families, and the whole school community throughout their school career, a cause close to Duchess’ heart.

Upon arrival, the Duchess was welcomed warmly by the pupils of the school. The kids were singing Nina Simone’s classic “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free.” Duchess was very happy and impressed with the singing.

the Duchess was welcomed warmly by the pupils of the school
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Before the engagement Kensington Palace remarked, “The Duchess of Cambridge has been a patron of Place2Be since 2013, reflecting her interest in children’s mental health and the importance of supporting children and families to give children the best possible start in life.”

The Duchess heard how the school is committed to working with parents, as they believe communication between home and school is vital.

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She saw the early year’s provision in the nursery and met parents who have benefited from the school’s parenting support.

Duchess Catherine started the royal duties in 2018 with Place2Be visit
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Catherine was in full mother mode around the children and enjoyed the visit thoroughly with the kids.

The Duchess of Cambridge, a History of Art graduate, took part in art and craft activities with children.

Royal Family channel on Youtube shared a cute video of Duchess having a conversation with a kid about dinosaurs.

Duchess Catherine started the royal duties in 2018 with Place2Be visit
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There was a brief discussion session with the staff of Place2Be.

Duchess Catherine started the royal duties in 2018 with Place2Be visit
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A pet-lover herself, Duchess was happy to make a new friend in the form of a four-month-old puppy Bear who is training to be a therapy dog.

Duchess Catherine started the royal duties in 2018 with Place2Be visit
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The School Farm is home to chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs where Catherine spent some time and also watched kids planting trees.

Duchess Catherine started the royal duties in 2018 with Place2Be visit
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In the Sixth Form Communal Area, students talked to The Duchess about the support they have received at Reach Feltham.

The Duchess of Cambridge started the royal duties in 2018 with Place2Be visit
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Working with Place2Be and other organizations, Reach Feltham provides a range of support for students, parents, and staff members throughout their time at the school, including emotional wellbeing, LGBT groups, and a Girls’ Group.

Duchess Catherine started the royal duties in 2018 with Place2Be visit
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Duchess raised a very serious question of the time and asked students, “Do you feel that social media puts a lot of pressure on young people?” After hearing students’ stories Duchess remarked, “From what we’ve been learning from the work we’ve been doing it can get so addictive.”

Duchess Catherine started the royal duties in 2018 with Place2Be visit
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Before leaving school pupils wished The Duchess a happy birthday with a beautiful lovely hand-made birthday card.

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Moving towards Duchess’ look of the day, Catherine chose a very elegant Hobbs London Gianna Coat in French navy colorway.

Hobbs London Gianna coat
Hobbs London Gianna coat

Described as, “Taking inspiration from the traditional riding coat, the Gianna is a modern classic. Made in beautiful French navy wool, it is beautifully tailored and has dramatic femininity achieved by the flared skirt and black detailing. The curved collar and pewter buttons add an extra equestrian touch” Coat is not available anymore.

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Beneath the coat Duchess wore her Seraphine Florrie Dress. The dress was premiered in 2015 when Catherine was expecting Charlotte during a visit to Stoke-on-Trent.

Seraphine 'Florrie' dress
Seraphine ‘Florrie’ dress

Stunning Marine Ocean shades made in a soft woven fabric, this elegant dress drapes beautifully to finish just above the knee, allowing plenty of movement and a flexible fit for before, during, and after pregnancy. Featuring a feminine curved empire line to define your waist, the dress is available on Seraphine for $109.00

Jimmy Choo Navy Pumps
Jimmy Choo Navy Pumps

Duchess paired her look with navy Jimmy Choo Suede pumps and her Sapphire and Diamond oval earrings.

The Duchess of Cambridge wore Diamond and Sapphire Diana Earrings
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She carried a navy Stuart Weitzman ‘Muse’ suede clutch.

Duchess of Cambridge Stuart Weitzman 'Muse' Clutch
Stuart Weitzman ‘Muse’ Clutch

This week Charlotte also started her nursery at the Willcocks Nursery School. Palace released two adorable photographs of Charlotte clicked by Duchess of Cambridge on Monday at their London residence Kensington Palace.

Princess Charlotte official portrait before nursary school
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