It was a blustery day as students wait to greet the Duchess.
Kate was at the school to learn more about Family Links UK.
Family Links CEO Sarah Darton welcoming Kate to the school.
A student presented the Duchess with a beautiful bunch of tulips.
In a video by Victoria Murphy of The Mirror, you see Kate greeting some of the children.
The pregnant Duchess of Cambridge arrives at Pegasus Primary School in Oxford and is greeted by nine-month-old Tillie pic.twitter.com/yAu9UthgsK
— Victoria Murphy (@QueenVicMirror) March 6, 2018
Kate meets Diane Leach and her 11-month-old daughter, Tilly.
Family Links is a charity “dedicated to empowering children, parents, families, schools and workplaces to be emotionally healthy.”
Kensington Palace describes the organization as working “closely with schools nationwide to support both children and parents…with an emphasis on early intervention.”
Kate met parents and children who have benefitted from the organization’s 10-Week Nurturing programme, which is fully integrated into school life at Pegasus.
A video of Kate and parents talking about the program.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal)March 6,
Below, the Duchess with Jodie Brackett, age 11; Zhara Gathenya, age 10; and Emilia Robertshaw, who is 11. The students were taking part in a ‘Circle Time’ session.
The activity involves the children talking about a variety of subjects, including how to handle stressful situations at home or school, and how to help support a classmate who is being bullied.
HRH chats to students Jodie, Zhara and Emelia about how ‘Circle Time’ helps them to talk about difficult issues and support their classmates. pic.twitter.com/Eu5qzsSyf4
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) March 6, 2018
Jodie said his nan was so excited to hear Kate was coming to the school she almost cried, and he told the duchess: “I’ll tell her you said hi.”
Kate replied: “She should be very proud of you, so well done.”
Afterwards, Zhara said: “It’s probably a once in a lifetime opportunity to actually meet somebody from the royal family. She added: “It wasn’t as nerve-racking as you think it would be because she’s just a normal ordinary person like everybody else.”
Emelia, whose sister has met the Duke of Cambridge, said she was practising what she would say before meeting Kate. “I was like ‘what is she going to say?’ And I was practising for everything,” she said.
Kate was also given a gift that students made just for Prince George, Princess Charlotte and the soon-to-arrive Prince or Princess.
It is filled with poems and lullabies the students wrote.
Now for what Kate wore for today’s engagement.
She was in a piece first worn when she was expecting Princess Charlotte, the Princess Line Coat in cream by JoJo Maman Bébé. The collarless design is made of a wool/viscose blend; it showcases a princess silhouette in a single-breasted style; other design elements include oversize buttons, on-seam pockets, and tabs at the cuffs.
A favorite of Kate fashion followers, the piece was first seen when the Duchess wore it for a March 2015 visit to the set of Downton Abbey.
In 2015 Jojo Maman Bébé described the garment as “A great investment piece for your maternity wardrobe, our long cream princess coat will fit over your bump at every stage of your pregnancy. The wool-mix fabric gives it a luxurious, cosy feel to keep you warm this season.”
It is difficult to tell what dress or skirt the Duchess was wearing beneath the coat.
Kate accessorized with her Natasha clutch by Emmy London.
And the brown suede pumps we believe could be the Pinpoint style by Russell and Bromley.
Our look at what Kate wore as shown in another stellar graphic from Susan Courter.
We have one other news item to share: there have been multiple reports the last several days the Duchess is due April 23rd, which happens to be St. George’s Day, the feast day for England’s patron saint. Obviously one takes this with a grain of salt, but the number of media outlets reporting this made me think it is worth mentioning.
We’ll see you tomorrow for Kate’s Place2Be engagement; she will officially open the organization’s new London headquarters.
- Learn more about Family Links by visiting the organization’s website here; you can also follow the charity on Facebook here and on Twitter here, and read the Family Links blog here
- The Daily Mail’s story by Siofra Brennan is here; Rebecca Perring’s Express piece is here; The Sun’s story is here; Tom Davidson’s article for The Mirror is here; The Oxford Mail’s coverage is here
- PopSugar’s gallery may be viewed here; The Fug Girls slideshow may be seen here