THE PREGNANT Duchess Of Cambridge displayed her burgeoning baby bump as she wrapped up against the winter chill in a Barbour jacket for a visit to a school this morning.
Kate, 35, met staff and students at Robin Hood Primary in south-west London to celebrate its gardening successes.
Dressed down in black trousers, boots and a knitted jumper she saw its work with the Royal Horticultural Society’s campaign for school gardening.
While there Kate was handed a bouquet before donning gardening gloves and joining a group of youngsters planting daffodil bulbs.
She was also shown around Bug-ingham Palace – an outdoor insect house constructed out of old pallets and laughed: “Lucky insects have such a good place to stay.”
Addressing the kids in the playground she told how she was passing her passion for the outdoors onto her children – George and Charlotte.
She said: “I’ve got such fond memories of being in the garden and being outside from my own childhood, and I’m sharing that with my own children, George and Charlotte, at the moment.
“And I’m really excited about what you’re doing here and taking inspiration from that in the school environment as well.
“What you have created here is really so special. Hopefully you’ll have lots of memories of your time here in the garden, looking for insects or planting bulbs.
On a visit to a museum she said that her and Prince William were both excited about the smitten pair’s big news.
She said: “William and I are absolutely thrilled.
“It’s such exciting news.
“It’s a really happy time for any couple and we wish them all the best and hope they enjoy this happy moment.”
Kate spoke of her joy as she visited the Foundling Museum which is dedicated to the history of the UK’s first children’s charity and public art gallery – the Foundling Hospital.
She was forced to take time off royal duties earlier in her pregnancy after suffering severe morning sickness.
The smitten royal designed Meghan’s ring himself with two diamonds belonging to his late mother Diana, Princess of Wales.
American actress Meghan will live with Prince Harry in Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace once they are wed next year.
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The prince was christened in the 15th-century chapel, which was also the location chosen by Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall for their marriage blessing in 2005.
Kensington Palace has also revealed that Meghan plans to become a British citizen and will tour the UK with Harry – starting with a visit to Nottingham this Friday.