Kate Middleton went incognito, dressing down in jeans for a visit to a London primary school
The Duchess of Cambridge went incognito for a visit to an Islington primary school last week, dressing down in jeans and winter knit for the private trip, to learn more about a charity.
Earlier this year, Clarence House confirmed Kate Middleton would be making a series of private visits to research charities she would like support in the future.
And a group of delighted school children were treated to a glimpse of the future Queen during one such trip, when the Duchess arrived at a primary school to learn more about project The Art Room.
It’s thought parents were only alerted to the royal visit after the event, when they received a message, which read: ‘If your child comes home and says they saw Kate Middleton today, it’s true! We had a surprise visit from the DOC to The Art Room.’
According to reports, the Duchess enjoyed a short tour of the facilities, before waving to excited pupils as she was driven away.
‘The children had been told by the headmaster Mr Miller and the deputy headmaster Mr Murphy that a real-life Princess was coming to the school,’ one parent told the Mail on Sunday.
‘When she came out of The Art Room after the visit, Mr Miller walked her to her car. She posed for a picture and waved at the children before she was driven off.
‘Some of the little ones were very confused. They were saying things like, “She doesn’t look like a Princess. Where’s her dress?” They didn’t believe it was the Princess they had seen on the television.’
Yesterday, Clarence House confirmed Kate’s visit in a statement. ‘The Duchess of Cambridge paid a private visit to The Art Room in order to find out more about what we do and gain a wider experience of the work within this sector,’ it read.