Kate Middleton proved just how far she's come since joining the Royal Family by joining children from inner-city on a camping trip in Kent.
It seems like the Duchess of Cambridge has had a whirlwind year of learning the royal ropes but now is more than confident to undertake solo public engagements.
KATE MIDDLETON AND LUPO JOIN PRINCE WILLIAM AT THE BEAUFORT POLO
This weekend saw Kate dressed in casual gear, including £300 Le Chameau wellies, Zara jeans and jumper, a Burberry shirt and waterproof waistcoat from Really Wild, as she got stuck in on the countryside visit.
Kate watched the children take part in different outdoor activities such as building a shelter, campfire building and outdoor cooking.
KATE MIDDLETON: PRINCE WILLIAM SPOILS ME
Duchess Kate clearly didn't mind getting her hands dirty as she crawled into the makeshift tents and happily sat in the mud as she chatted to the pupils.
Ceasing their opportunity, the kids took the chance to ask Kate what it's really like to be a member of the Royal Family. Tigerlily Smith, 8, who spoke to Kate revealed: 'She said she got to visit lots of countries but hadn’t seen as many as William. She said William was very sweet and kind and spoiled her.’
The trip to Widehorizons Margaret McMillan House in Wrotham, Kent was organised by ARK Schools, with the aim of helping children from underprivileged backgrounds to develop their confidence and teamwork skills in the countryside.
Kate had a busy weekend with not only her camping trip but an appearance at the Trooping the Colour 2012 and a day out at the Beaufort Polo Club.
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Watch the Duchess of Cambridge and the rest of the Royal Family during the balcony appearance at Trooping the Colour...