A casual Kate gardens with students at Robin Hood Primary School

By Laura Sutcliffe

Following on from the exciting news of her brother-in-law Prince Harry's engagement, the Duchess of Cambridge continued with her official duties on Wednesday morning as she visited the Robin Hood Primary School in central London. The pregnant royal, who will welcome her third child in April, went for a casual, yet smart look, in comfortable black jeans, and a cozy roll neck jumper.

Kate Middleton in a casual jacketDuchess Kate looked cosy in casual jacket

Her outfit covered her small baby bump perfectly, and the Duchess added a smart jacket, which featured wide lapels and a smattering of pockets. The ensemble was a comfortable, yet stylish choice for the 36-year-old, gently skimming over her pregnant frame, while the outerwear no doubt kept her warm on such a frosty day. The Duchess added contrasting knee-high brown boots by Penelope Chilvers with a low sole. Kate's brunette locks were styled in rich voluminous curls, and she enhanced her natural beauty with just a hint of natural lip gloss and brown eye-shadow.

Kate Middleton at teh Robin Hood SchoolThe Duchess looked blooming gorgeous at the Robin Hood School

Kate, who was handed a large bouquet of flowers on her arrival, appeared in high spirits at the event, and seemed especially jovial as she greeted staff and children. The Duchess will have the chance to take part in some gardening during her visit, and she spoke to staff about the impressive RHS Campaign for School Gardening, which aims to inspire and support schools to provide children with gardening opportunities to enhance their skills and boost their development. The RHS's incredible work with schools has shown benefits for children's physical and mental well-being, and building life skills such as confidence, teamwork and communication.

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