Duchess Kate returns from maternity leave, sports laid-back sweater and jacket look

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Last year, Kate had shorter bangs cut, but clearly she's chosen to grow them out to achieve a more layered look again.

The Duchess visited Sayers Croft Trust Forest School and Wildlife Garden on Tuesday to learn about the effect that forest schools have on children's mental health.

"They are fantastic!" To finish off the day, the royal mom - who looked lovely in Zara jeans, Penelope Chilvers boots and a green Fjallraven coat - shook hands and hugged each child goodbye.

Duchess Kate is back at work after her six-month maternity leave.


This isn't the first time Kate has been spotted since giving birth.

Although the Duchess has appeared at other public events this summer, including Trooping the Colour, the RAF Centenary and Wimbledon, this is her first official duty since having Prince Louis.

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As could be expected, the children Middleton hung out with were eager to have her attention, producing some adorable moments - from one girl downing her drink in a surprising fashion, to another assisting her in selecting leaves for an autumnally-appropriate leaf crown.


As mother to three young children - Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte, 3, and Prince Louis, 6-months, Kate knows how please a crowd of tiny tots.

Kate Middleton's first event back from maternity leave makes flawless sense.

Kate visits Arlingham farm in 2017.

The Sayers Croft Forest School, which had more than 5,500 visitors a year ago, gives inner-city school children an opportunity to learn about and engage with the natural world. She really gets what we are doing here and said she often takes her children on spider hunts in their garden, which they love.


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