On Wednesday morning the Duchess of Cambridge turned up at the London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) Stockwell Gardens Nursery School in support of her recently launched national survey on child development. Visiting around breakfast time, Kate met with kitchen staff about the importance of nutrition as they prepped a meal, as well as parents, educators, and students about the questions posed in her survey.
The engagement was originally meant to be a part of Kate’s 24-hour “tour” of the UK last week, but the bad weather in London forced a re-schedule. I was a big fan of how Kate and Kensington Palace launched this survey, and it appears that their efforts have paid off – more than 100,000 Britons have already participated. The survey remains open until February 21.
As many of you know, Kate often makes offhand remarks about her own home life when out and about, and on Wednesday she revealed to one staffer that Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis all enjoy eating beetroots. File that away with the rest of your random Cambridge trivia!
Kate helped serve breakfast to the students, taking time to sit down with them and ask about their favorite fruits. There was one adorable exchange where she asked a little girl who her favorite teacher was and the girl responded, “You.” A short video clip made its way on to Twitter:
On the fashion front, Kate wore a new sweater by Sézane, black skinny jeans, Aquatalia ankle boots, and a blue Jigsaw coat. I know I’m very much in the minority here, but I’ve never been a big fan of ankle boots – they just always look awkward to me. Regardless, I really liked this coat and the Sézane sweater, so I’ll call this a win of a casual look.
We’re due to see Kate again on Sunday when she accompanies the Duke of Cambridge to the BAFTAs, and then again on Tuesday when the couple visits Mumbles and Port Talbot. Until then!