The Duchess of Cambridge's best casual-chic outfits

Fans rarely get to see the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, outside of her elegant designer coatdresses, but the pretty brunette’s casual outfits are equally fashion-forward.

The pregnant royal made that fact plain when she swapped her usual glamorous style for a hoodie and jeans while visiting a UK Scout group on Tuesday evening.

Kate was cute and comfy in the black zip-up hooded sweatshirt emblazoned with the Scouting logo, paired with black skinny jeans and knee-high flat black boots – and it’s not the first time the duchess has donned casual wear. Click on the photo to see a full gallery of her laidback looks.

The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, channelled casual chic for a Scout group visit

During her engagement with the Scout group on Tuesday evening, Kate spent time with the youngsters as they learned sign language and baking skills.

The Duchess spent the evening with the Beaver group, which is made up of young children aged six to eight, learning the Scout Promise in sign language alongside the children.

Sitting at a table with youngsters, Kate, who is expecting her second child with Prince Williamin April, laughed her way through a task which involved worked with a young boy as the pair helped each other ice a cake blindfolded, before cutting up chocolate whilst wearing with boxing gloves.

Some of her best casual chic looks to date

During her visit Kate joined the Beavers as they completed tasks to achieve their Disability Awareness badge, and handed out the badges to the successful children.

Kate announced in January 2013 that she had become one of the growing members of flexible volunteers who, because of other commitments, help when they can rather than every session.

Her announcement lead to a record increase in membership, with the numbers rising by more than 11,500.

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