She's back: Kate Middleton stuns in decade-old boots and jeans as she resumes royal duties after maternity leave

The Duchess of Cambridge went to visit students to get her hands dirty in a wildlife garden and helped them figure out how outdoor learning helps with their wellbeing


                            She's back: Kate Middleton stuns in decade-old boots and jeans as she resumes royal duties after maternity leave

Well, it's time: Kate Middleton is resuming her royal duties after a five-month-long maternity leave. The Duchess of Cambridge returned to her royal duties on Tuesday and visited a London school, reports People magazine. The royal mom took a short two-mile drive from her home at Kensington Palace to a recreation ground in Paddington, London, to spend time with local school children.

Kate went to visit the students in order to get her hands dirty in a wildlife garden and help students figure out how outdoor learning helps with their wellbeing.

 Kate Middleton at Sayers Croft Forest School and Wildlife Garden on October 2 in London (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
 Kate Middleton at Sayers Croft Forest School and Wildlife Garden on October 2 in London (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Kate was dressed quite casually for the event, wearing an olive green sweater over a printed silk Joseph blouse and matching jacket, which she paired with light brown biker skinny jeans and her trusty tassel boots. Unsurprisingly, the earthy toned pair of jeans and those knee-length boots were recycled. 

Kate first wore the boots — from Penelope Chilvers — in 2004 and over the past decade has sported them several times. She has also worn the biker-style jeans from Zara several times before, most recently during her May 2017 visit to a “Farms for City Children” farm in Arlingham, England.

Her hair appeared slightly shorter and had a more layered and tousled look, adding lots of volume at the ends (Getty Images)
Her hair appeared slightly shorter and had a more layered and tousled look, adding lots of volume at the ends (Getty Images)

The Duchess, however, was sporting a brand new hairstyle — her hair appeared slightly shorter and had a more layered and tousled look, adding lots of volume at the ends.

The royal mom, who had been on maternity leave ever she gave birth to the royal family's newest member, Prince Louis, joined students in a session and learned from instructors and teachers about how being around nature can help children’s mental health and development.



 

The publication reports that the Sayers Croft Forest School and Wildlife Garden, at Paddington Recreation Ground, aims to involve children and the local community in the environment and provide outdoor activity facilities for those who otherwise wouldn't get to experience them.

The royal mom took a short two-mile drive from her home at Kensington Palace to a recreation ground in Paddington, London, to spend time with local school children (Getty Images)
The royal mom took a short two-mile drive from her home at Kensington Palace to a recreation ground in Paddington, London, to spend time with local school children (Getty Images)

During her visit, the Duchess was also shown an edible garden that helps inspire kids in their outdoor activities. And while she walked through the park, Kate shook hands with other parents and also met the locals there. She told one group of well-wishers that she had thoroughly enjoyed her time with the kids at their forest school, adding,  “All I found were tiny slugs!”



 

"There are amazing facilities here," she said. "Are you out for a walk?" she had reportedly asked Mirianthe Engomitis, who was present at the school grounds. She told the publication, "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."

Kate is expected to undertake various engagements through the fall and up until Christmas before resuming a fuller schedule of engagements in the New Year.