Kate Middleton headed back to Berkshire today to meet pupils at her former school
Kate Middleton is refusing to take a break this week as she added another engagement to her already-full calendar and spent today visiting her former prep school in Berkshire. And she paid homage to the school’s tartan uniform with her own take on the look, with a green Alexander McQueen coat.
Young pupils at St Andrew’s School in Pangbourne stood in line to greet the Duchess of Cambridge and she appeared delighted to be chatting with them. Kate blended in perfectly with her blue and green tartan that matched the school uniform of a green blazer and tights and a kilt for female pupils.
And the uniform wasn’t the only nostalgic part of Kate’s visit, her former Deputy Head teacher, Richard Hudson who still works at the school remembers the royal saying: ‘She [Kate Middleton] held our record for the high jump… for about 20 years she’s had that. She was very hard working, very polite and friendly, [and] very kind to the younger children.’
Kate spent nine years at the school and revealed today she was nicknamed Squeak after one of the guinea pigs resident there. She confessed to the moniker during a short speech and stressed how she’d ‘adored’ her time there.
On opening a new Astroturf hockey pitch Kate gave her speech saying:
‘It is such a treat l to be back here at St Andrew’s. I absolutely loved my time here; they were some of my happiest years, which makes it so incredibly special to be here today.
‘In fact, I enjoyed it so much that when I had to leave, I told my mother that I was going to come back to be a teacher. While that didn’t quite happen, I was thrilled to have been asked back today on St. Andrew’s Day.’
And we’re pretty sure the school were thrilled to have her there!
Watch Kate arriving at King’s Cross this week
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