Kate Middleton stepped out in west London on Wednesday, January 10, to visit the kids from Reach Academy Feltham. This marks the royal's first royal engagement for the year.
Just one day after she rung in her 36th birthday, the pregnant mom was all smiles as she talked to the boys and girls from the nursery. Maybe she had her daughter, Princess Charlotte, in mind because she just started attending nursery school this week!
Kate on Wednesday, January 10. (Photo Credit: Now to Love)
Royal fans were ecstatic to see Prince William's wife starting the year wearing one of her favorite outfits. Kate wore her trusty blue and green floral print dress by maternity brand Seraphine.
Many will remember Kate rocking her $85 dress throughout her pregnancy with Charlotte. In fact, she featured the dress back in January 2015, when she was in the same point of her pregnancy that she's in now. Three years later, it still looks great!
Kate in 2015. (Photo Credit: Now to Love)
Prince George's mom was at the academy as a royal patron for the mental health charity Place2Be. The royal chatted to parents who've been helped by the organization, which supports 282 schools across the U.K.
Kate was given a tour of the school, where she got to speak to the students who have benefited from the emotional support of the charity. In a very sweet gesture, the kids gathered in the assembly hall and surprised Kate with a performance of Nina Simone's "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free."
She told them she was very impressed. "I wish every morning could start off like that."
Another highlight for Kate, who is set to welcome her third child in April, was meeting 4-month-old Bear — a very cute puppy who's training to become a therapy dog. Bear's owner, Karen Howard, shared the exciting experience with the press. "He's a really fluffy dog. She said he was really cute and really well-behaved. The children were telling her, 'The dog makes us really happy.'"
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During her time at the school, Kate also talked to students about the issues with social media and asked them, "Do you feel that social media puts a lot of pressure on young people?" She confessed it can be "so addictive."
This post was written by Chloe Lal. For more, check out our sister site Now to Love.