The Sporty Duchess of Cambridge Chose Casual Chic Look to Visit the Scouts

Duchess of Cambridge visited Gilwell Park to meet Scouts
Duchess of Cambridge visited Gilwell Park to meet Scouts
The Scouts

Today, the Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine was visiting the Scouts’ headquarters at Gilwell Park in Essex to learn more about the organisation’s new pilot scheme to bring Scouting skills for Life to younger children. The visit to Gilwell Park also marked the site’s 100th anniversary.

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Duchess of Cambridge at Scouts engagement in March 2013

In 2012 that Duchess volunteered with scouts when she was living in Wales during the first couple years of her marriage. on twitter noted an interesting fact that the patronage of the UK Scouts is usually held by the Monarch. Duke of Kent is the current president of the scouts. May be in future we will see Duchess taking over the Duke of Kent as the President.

Duchess of Cambridge visited Gilwell Park to meet Scouts
The Scouts

In November 2018, the Scouts announced 20 pilots in England to exploring the potential of providing Scouting to children between the ages of four and six. Research has shown that the first five years of a child’s life are more pivotal for development, and for future health and happiness than any other single moment in their lifetime. Learn more about Pilots here. The visit was directly in line with Duchess’ life long project of early year intervention. In the past year, Duchess has focused her public role on young kids and how early year intervention can ensure their bright future.

 

What a child experiences during its earliest years shape the development of the brain and influences interactions at school, work and in society. The new pilot will see Scouts test its exciting programme of activities – which currently reaches 473,000 young people between the ages of 6 and 25 in the UK – to younger children, equipping them with the life skills and values of teamwork, leadership and resilience.

Duchess of Cambridge visited Gilwell Park to meet Scouts
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2019 also marks the 100th anniversary of Gilwell Park, a site recognised internationally as the home of Scouting. Located on the edge of Epping Forest, it is a Scout campsite dating back to 1754, training and adventure centre, and home to the organisation’s UK headquarters.

Duchess of Cambridge visited Gilwell Park to meet Scouts
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Each year, the Park welcomes thousands of Scouts, schools and youth groups to develop their character skills, including taking the initiative and tenacity; employability skills such as leadership, teamwork and problem solving; and practical skills like cooking and first aid.

Duchess of Cambridge visited Gilwell Park to meet Scouts
The Scouts

It is a well-known fact that Duchess is a nature lover and spends lots of time outside with her three children. Today, she met with kids who are part of the pilot scheme to explore the potential of providing Scouting to children, aged four and five, equipping them with the life skills and values of teamwork, leadership and resilience.

Duchess of Cambridge visited Gilwell Park to meet Scouts
The Scouts

Established in 1907 by Robert Baden-Powell Scouting currently reaches 473,000 young people between the ages of six and 25 in the UK. The pilot scheme for children aged four and five is working to narrow opportunity gaps between disadvantaged young people and their peers and aid their onwards progress into the wider world.

Duchess of Cambridge visited Gilwell Park to meet Scouts
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The Duchess joined a number of sessions with young children including activities to improve communication and teamwork, such as balloon rockets, the alphabet game and sailing boats.

Duchess of Cambridge visited Gilwell Park to meet Scouts
The Scouts

A group of Scouts aged 14 to 18 also showed Catherine, who her self was a brownie along with her sister Pippa during her childhood, a number of Gilwell Park’s iconic features, including the famous Gilwell Oak, named UK Tree of the Year in 2017.

Duchess of Cambridge visited Gilwell Park to meet Scouts
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Sporty Duchess was not afraid of getting dirty as she joined kids at the Gilwell Park. Kids painted her hand during activity.

Duchess of Cambridge visited Gilwell Park to meet Scouts
The Scouts

We got a very cute shot of Duchess when she joined a little in a den built against a tree and said, “It’s very waterproof, isn’t it?”

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The den looked similar to the ‘rustic den’ featured in the Duchess’ Chelsea Flower Show garden design that will be on display this year. From People Magzine,

She got inside a den that had just been built by the Beavers, the youngest scouts. They’d tested whether it was water proof “three trials were dry, one was wet! We are very proud that it was three quarters there,” says, Frankii Newbury , the early year’s pilot project leader says. “She got straight in there with one of our Beavers and checked it out. It was wonderful and the scouts absolutely loved her. The highlight was the Duchess, smack bang in the middle of it all, getting in a den — braver woman than I am.”

Duchess of Cambridge visited Gilwell Park to meet Scouts
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Duchess stood for a group photograph with staff and children.

Duchess of Cambridge visited Gilwell Park to meet Scouts
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Before leaving, The Duchess planted an oak sapling to mark the 100th anniversary of Gilwell Park.

Duchess of Cambridge visited Gilwell Park to meet Scouts
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During the visit, Duchess met with parents and trainers of kids participating in the pilot scheme. A beautiful shot of exciting kids holding flags to wave Catherine goodbye.

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Before this Duchess has visited and volunteered with Scouts in 2013 and 2016.

Duchess of Cambridge visited Gilwell Park to meet Scouts
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For the day, as expected Duchess chose a casual and stylish look.

Barbour Ladies Waxed 'Defence' Jacket
Barbour Ladies Waxed ‘Defence’ Jacket

She was wearing Barbour Ladies Waxed ‘Defence’ Jacket that she has in her closet for a long time. This feminine fit military-inspired olive field jacket features front pocket styling and a waxed cotton exterior and side buttons. Recently Duchess wore the jacket during Robinhood Primary School visit in November 2017.

J. Crew Mockneck sweater in supersoft yarn
J. Crew Mockneck sweater in supersoft yarn

It looks like Catherine might be wearing J. Crew Mockneck sweater in supersoft yarn seen in January 2019 during the visit to King Henry’s Walk Community Garden. The Marino wool sweater with a mock neck and fitted silhouette is available on an official online store for $79.50 in 12 different shades.

Zara Body Curving Jeggings
Zara Body Curving Jeggings

Duchess paired the sweater with Zara Body Curving Jeggings that is another element of the extensive wardrobe.

See by Chloe Leather Trimmed Suede Ankle Boots
See by Chloe Leather-Trimmed Suede Ankle Boots

Catherine wore her See by Chloe Leather-Trimmed Suede Ankle Boots that she debuted in January 2019 during the visit to King Henry’s Walk Community Garden.

UK Scouting Scarf
UK Scouting Scarf

Duchess was also wearing her UK Scouting Scarf tied with a friendship knot.

Duchess of Cambridge visited Gilwell Park to meet Scouts
The Scouts

Catherine finished her look with a new pair of earrings. She was wearing simple hoop earrings that are still unidentified.

 

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Another Artistic Patronage for Duchess of Cambridge – Foundling Museum

Duchess of Cambridge at Foundling Museum
Duchess of Cambridge at Foundling Museum
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After opening the Bush House with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Duchess of Cambridge visited the Foundling Museum to understand how they use art to make a positive contribution to society by engaging with vulnerable and marginalised young people.

Ahead of the visit Palace announced that Duchess become Patron of the Foundling Museum. Palace said, “The Duchess has a longstanding interest in both the arts and supporting vulnerable families, and this patronage will further highlight the beneficial impact that art and creativity has on emotional wellbeing. Upon arrival, the new patron of the Museum was welcomed with flowers”.

Duchess of Cambridge at Foundling Museum
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The Foundling Museum tells the history of the Foundling Hospital, the UK’s first children’s charity and public art gallery. The Foundling Hospital, which continues today as the children’s charity Coram, was established in 1739 by the philanthropist Thomas Coram to care for babies at risk of abandonment.

Duchess of Cambridge at Foundling Museum
Foundling Museum

The museum works with contemporary artists, writers and musicians to develop learning programmes that are meaningful for young people, especially those who are looked after and care-experienced, to help them see the world differently and imagine new possibilities for themselves.

Duchess of Cambridge at Foundling Museum
Foundling Museum

Caro Howell, Director of the Foundling Museum, said: ‘The Foundling Museum is thrilled and honoured to receive The Duchess’s patronage. Her support is a huge boost to our work transforming the lives of vulnerable young people through the arts.

Duchess of Cambridge at Foundling Museum
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At the Museum, Catherine visited ‘Bedrooms of London’, a photography exhibition that documents the living conditions of London’s most disadvantaged children.

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Foundling Museum

In partnership with The Childhood Trust, Bedrooms of London presents a new body of work by photographer Katie Wilson highlighting the damaging consequences for children arising from the shortage of social housing in London. Focusing on the spaces in which children are sleeping. In a city where extreme poverty and wealth exist side-by-side, Bedrooms of London makes visible the often shocking and unseen reality of home life for the 700,000 children currently living below the poverty line in our capital, and challenges the prejudices and stereotypes associated with child poverty.  Learn more about this here.

Duchess of Cambridge at Foundling Museum
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The Duchess was shown the photographs by graduates of the Foundling Museum’s ‘Tracing our Tales’ programme, which has been developed to equip care-experienced young adults from London boroughs with the skills to devise and deliver workshops at the Museum.

Duchess of Cambridge’s glowing visit to Foundling Museum
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In 2017 The Duchess visited The Foundling Museum and met the first intake of ‘Tracing our Tales’ trainees.

Duchess of Cambridge at Foundling Museum
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Two years later, she met these young adults again to hear how the programme has helped them gain confidence and employment

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As the patron of the Museum, Duchess gave her firstever speech in Museum. She said, “I’m so passionate about improving children’s life chances and giving them opportunities, so that they can look forward to the best possible futures, fulfil their whole potential“.

Duchess of Cambridge at Foundling Museum
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She also joined them in a creative ‘Tracing our Tales’ training session where participants will be learning how to deliver a creative workshop on block printing techniques.

A video of the day.

Duchess of Cambridge at Foundling Museum
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For the second engagement of the day, Duchess kept the same outfit sans hat that she wore for the morning visit to King’s college with Her Majesty. She is wearing gray Catherine Walker coat with contrast black collar neckline.

Gianvito Rossi Piper 85 suede pumps
Gianvito Rossi Piper 85 suede pumps

She paired the dress with her black Gianvito Rossi Piper 85 suede pumps debuted last week during a visit to Children’s center

Mulberry Bayswater Clutch
Mulberry Bayswater Clutch

and carried her Mulberry Bayswater Clutch.

Kiki McDonough White Topaz and Diamond Cushion Drop earrings

HerKiki McDonough White Topaz and Diamond Cushion Drop earrings finished the look.

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Queen Elizabeth II and Duchess of Cambridge stepped out together to open Bush House

Duchess of Cambridge joined Her Majesty at Kings Collece London
Duchess of Cambridge joined Her Majesty at Kings Collece London
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Today, Her Majesty The Queen accompanied by her granddaughter-in-law the Duchess of Cambridge, visited King’s College London to open Bush House, the latest education and learning facilities on the Strand Campus. Her Majesty is Patron of King’s College London and previously visited in 2012 and 2002.

 

Queen and Duchess arriving at the College.

As the fourth oldest university in England, King’s College London provides teaching and cutting-edge research in the heart of London. King’s has played a major role in many of the advances that shape modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA, and research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar.

Duchess of Cambridge joined Her Majesty at Kings Collece London
The Royal Family

King’s College London has over 31,000 students from some 150 countries and acquired the Bush House buildings in 2015 to provide a home for many of their academic departments, as well as further learning and social spaces and enhanced student facilities. These new buildings include lecture theatres, teaching rooms, a 395-seat auditorium, and The Exchange, an open, collaborative space designed for events and exhibitions.

 

The Queen and the Duchess arrived at the central courtyard that connects the five Bush House Buildings. Queen met her former private secretary Lord Geidt, who was left his job at place coup in 2017. He is the chairman of King’s College London. They toured the facilities and met researchers, scientists, social scientists and students, who are undertaking groundbreaking research across multidisciplinary subjects, as well as, providing an inspirational education to develop the world’s leaders of the future.

Duchess of Cambridge joined Her Majesty at Kings Collece London
The Royal Family

Her Majesty and the Duchess then moved up to the eighth floor, visiting one of two Roof Terraces which boast panoramic views of London and to meet those who worked on the conversion of Bush House.

Duchess of Cambridge joined Her Majesty at Kings Collece London
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Bush House, now part of the College’s Strand Campus, previously served as the headquarters of the BBC World Service for 70 years, from winter 1941 to summer 2012. In July 2015 King’s College London signed 50-year leases on five buildings – Bush House North & South Wings, Bush House North East Wing, Bush House South East Wing, Bush House North West Wing, and Melbourne House – on Aldwych.

Duchess of Cambridge joined Her Majesty at Kings Collece London
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Acquiring the Bush House buildings will enable the college to create a wonderful and dynamic campus in the heart of London by uniting two prime central London locations, the Aldwych and historic Strand Campus, providing state of the art education and learning facilities for our students.

Duchess of Cambridge joined Her Majesty at Kings Collece London
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Professor Ed Byrne AC, President & Principal, King’s College London said:

‘We are delighted and most grateful to Her Majesty The Queen and HRH The Duchess of Cambridge for opening the new Bush House buildings, here at King’s. Today, Bush House provides a creative environment that fosters innovation and collaboration and supports our vision to serve society by delivering world-class inspirational education, innovative research and life-changing impact across the globe. This unites and symbolises our national and international reputation and aspirations with our global history and connections, bringing together our interdisciplinary research and education in one place, as we strive to make the world a better place and serve society.’

Duchess of Cambridge joined Her Majesty at Kings Collece London
The Royal Family

This enhancement of the Strand Campus will help consolidate College’s position as a top 25 global university by providing world-class education and research facilities.

Duchess of Cambridge joined Her Majesty at Kings Collece London
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The Royal ladies viewed a robotics demonstration, including robotic surgery, and a demo showing how sensors made from textiles can measure useful information about the body.

Duchess of Cambridge joined Her Majesty at Kings Collece London
The Royal Family

The Queen and the Duchess then visited King’s virtual trading floor, and meet a number of students from the Entrepreneurship Institute, which exists to support entrepreneurial thinking, skills and experiences amongst King’s students, staff and alumni. Duchess had a handshake with the robot while Queen decided to just observe its movement rather amusingly. On display were

    • ‘smart’ textiles and clothing which can measure physical performance, including muscle activity, gait and posture, all of which help improve lives and rehabilitation from physical trauma.
    • a tentacle-like robot designed for safer, faster non-invasive endoscopic surgery to treat early-stage cancers.

King’s Artificial Intelligence work on a Mars Rover, allowing it to forward plan activities and speed up scientific exploration on the red planet

Duchess of Cambridge joined Her Majesty at Kings Collece London
The Royal Family

The Duchess spoke to the KCL Robotics students. Research carried out at King’s College London have led to the developments of radio, TV, mobile phones and radar – as well as the discovery of the structure of DNA.

Duchess of Cambridge joined Her Majesty at Kings Collece London
The Royal Family

They concluded the visit in the development’s new auditorium, where The Queen unveiled a plaque, formally opening Bush House, before signing the Visitor’s Book alongside The Duchess of Cambridge.

Duchess of Cambridge joined Her Majesty at Kings Collece London
The Royal Family

Before leaving the Queen and Duchess were presented with flowers.

Duchess of Cambridge joined Her Majesty at Kings Collece London
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A beautiful shot of Duchess leaving with a bouquet in hand.

Duchess of Cambridge joined Her Majesty at Kings Collece London
The Royal Family

Queen Elizabeth looked lovely in a pink outfit. Her Majesty The Queen, Patron, previously visited King’s College London in November 2012 to open the Dickson Poon School of Law and in 2002 to open King’s new Maughan Library. The Duke of Edinburgh is a Life Governor of King’s College London and Her Royal Highness Princess Royal has been a Fellow since 1989.

A video of the day.

Duchess of Cambridge championing Maternal Mental Health in a rainy day
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In January 2018 The Duchess of Cambridge visited the Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute at King’s College London’s Denmark Hill Campus.

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While it was the first time Catherine alone joined the Queen for an engagement but in past Duchess has joined the Queen for a day of engagement along with Duchess of Cornwall to visit the department store Fortnum & Mason on March 1, 2012, in London.

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Then she joined Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh in March 2011 for the first national Diamond Jubilee Tour to Leicester.

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Queen was joined by Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to attend Vernon Park during a Diamond Jubilee visit to Nottingham on June 13, 2012, in Nottingham.

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Queen Elizabeth II and Catherine attended the Dramatic Arts reception at Buckingham Palace on February 17, 2014, in London.

Duchess of Cambrige with Her Majesty the Queen at her wedding dress Exhibition at Buckingham Palace (Photo: The British Monarchy)
Duchess of Cambridge with Her Majesty the Queen at her wedding dress Exhibition at Buckingham Palace (Photo: The British Monarchy)

Duchess also joined Queen Elizabeth to view the exhibitions for the summer opening of Buckingham Palace in central London in July 2011 where Catherine’s wedding dress was on display.

Duchess of Cambridge joined Her Majesty at Kings Collece London
The Royal Family

For the day, Duchess of Cambridge wore a new grey Catherine Walker Coat dress. The coat dress has a similar style the grey coat from the same label that Duchess wore to the church service in August 2018 and then for a visit to Leicester in November 2018.

 

Duchess of Cambridge joined Her Majesty at Kings Collece London
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The coat features fit and flare shape, a contrast black collar style neckline and belted waistline with a pleated skirt.

Duchess of Cambridge joined Her Majesty at Kings Collece London
Catherine Walker

on Twitter noted that Catherine’s coat dress design is based on label’s Zeline coatdress and katiesroyallove noted that design also few elements of label’s Scarlet coat.

 

Gianvito Rossi Piper 85 suede pumps
Gianvito Rossi Piper 85 suede pumps

 

She paired the dress with her black Gianvito Rossi Piper 85 suede pumps debuted last week during a visit to Children’s centre.

Mulberry Bayswater Clutch
Mulberry Bayswater Clutch

Duchess is carrying her Mulberry Bayswater Clutch.

 

Lock & Co Black 'Fairy Tale' Hat
Lock & Co Black ‘Fairy Tale’ Hat

It looks like Duchess is wearing Lock & Co Black ‘Fairy Tale’ Hat, it’s the same hat Duchess wore in 2012  when she visited Leicester with Queen and Duke of Edinburgh.

Kiki McDonough White Topaz and Diamond Cushion Drop earrings

Duchess finished her look with Kiki McDonough White Topaz and Diamond Cushion Drop earrings

Next Duchess will visit Foundling Museum today.

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