Kate’s first engagement following her maternity leave revealed

By Meaghan Wray

Royal watchers have been eagerly awaiting the Duchess of Cambridge’s return to public life since starting her maternity leave for Prince Louis in March, and they won’t be waiting much longer! Kensington Palace has just announced her exciting return this fall, a visit to Paddington Recreation Ground on Oct. 2, and it’s an outing that’s steeped in history.

After taking the spring and summer off to care for her new baby with Prince Williamand care for their children, Kate will kick off her return to royal engagements witha visit to Sayers Croft Trust’s Forest School and Wildlife Garden at Paddington Recreation Ground next Tuesday. The school is a large outdoor learning centre built by the National Camps Corporation in 1939, and it’s one of the few “camp schools” left, an educational facility giving inner city kids a chance to enjoy some fresh air and fun activities. This is clearly close to the duchess’s heart, as she’s centred her work around youth, mental health and sport.

Kate is a strong advocate for youth mental health. Photo: © Getty Images

It’s shaping up to be a busy time for the mother of three, who will jump back into supporting her many charities and patronages and attending official events. Princess Eugenie’s royal wedding on Oct. 12 will also be a big moment to celebrate, as the Cambridge family will hopefully be out in full force – and George and Charlotte may even be part of the bridal party. On top of the family festivities, Kate will likely be attending the Royal Festival of Remembrance and the laying of the wreath at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Day in Nov.

And nothing is quite as exciting as when royal families of different nationalities team up! The Queenis set to welcome King Willem-Alexanderand Queen Maximafor a state visit from Oct. 23 to 24 – and the Duchess of Cambridge, 37, along with her husband and other members of the Royal Family, will hopefully be on hand to welcome the visiting royals. Ever the fashion maven, Kate is bound to be dressed to impress, perhaps with a tiara to top it all off!

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