Kate Middleton goes back from maternity leave to garden with kids for a good reason

The Duchess of Cambridge's first official event after Prince Louis' birth in a visit to a nearby school.

Duchess Kate has been on maternity leave since her third child - Prince Louis - was born back in April.

The duchess has been present at Royal events like Prince Harry's wedding, and the Queen's Birthday, but she attended as a member of the Royal Family, not as a principal.

On Tuesday, the Duchess stepped out for the first time as a representative of the Royal Family, according to People. 

“She said we were lucky to live near a place like this. She was asking if we had been here to see the park progress. It was lovely of her to stop.”

AN EVENT CLOSE TO HOME AND TO THE DUCHESS' HEART

Duchess Kate, 36, visited a school just two-mile away from her home at Kensington Palace to spend time with local school children who are learning about the importance of working in a wildlife garden. 

The duchess, who is a keen gardener has previously shared that she often gardens with her two oldest children, Prince George, and Princess Charlotte.

LOOKING BEAUTIFUL WITH A NEW HAIRSTYLE

The duchess was wearing her long brown locks styled shorter and cut into layers, She wore an olive green sweater over a pretty printed silk blouse, coordinated with a green jacket by Fjällräven.

 

THE DUCHESS' FAVORITE OLD BOOTS ARE GREAT FOR GARDENING

The duchess wore casual light brown skinny jeans from Zara and her well worn and beloved brown tassel boots she first bought 14 years ago.

THE DUCHESS IS AN AVID GARDNER

Duchess Kate spoke to the children enthusiastically about gardening and revealed that she grows potatoes in her own vegetable garden in Kensington Palace. 

A PARK TO GIVE CITY CHILDREN A CHANCE TO SEE THINGS GROW

The @SCTrust Forest School and Wildlife Garden the Duchess visited gives inner-city children an opportunity to get their hands dirty and learn about the natural world.

THE CHILDREN AND LOCAL RESIDENTS LOVED MEETING THE DUCHESS

The school children and local residents were excited to meet the Duchess who charmed everyone with her easy manner. 

The Duchess is a favorite with the British people and has many fans abroad, one of which is famous actress Reese Witherspoon.

Witherspoon who has worked with celebrities like Meryl Streep and Zoe Kravitz was excited and nervous when she discovered she was going to meet the Duchess, she revealed in her new book, "Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love, and Baking Biscuits."

Witherspoon was introduced to Duchess Kate at the Prince William's Tusk Trust wildlife charity fundraiser in Los Angeles seven years ago and she was amazed by her elegance and her warm and compassionate personality.

In a related story, Prince Louis' first photographs show that he looks exactly like his father, Prince William.

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