The Duchess of Cambridge put pregnancy rumours to rest today (Tuesday, July 1) as she visited a school in London in a slim-line dress. Kate visited Blessed Sacrament School in Islington, north London, to discuss the progress of M-PACT Plus, a project which helps children whose parents are addicted to drugs and alcohol.
The Duchess of Cambridge wore a salmon pink dress from the designer Goat for the visit, and was greeted by cheering children (who were probably more excited to be out of lessons and in the sunshine) waving flags as she arrived at the school with comedian John Bishop, who works with Comic Relief.
Kate looked slimmer than ever in her pink dress, with no sign of pregnancy, despite Life&Style magazine's best rumour-mill efforts.
The young children at the school were delighted by Kate's arrival. At one point she asked group of flag-waving kids why they were happy and excited. Six-year-old Seyi told reporters: "I said it was because she has come to Blessed Sacrament school. I said I liked her dress."
Speaking about Kate's work with M-PACT Plus, a Kensington Palace spokesperson said: "M-PACT-Plus came about as a result of The Duchess of Cambridge's desire to help children of addicted families break the cycle of addiction, and she has taken a close interest in its progress.
"Through her patronage of Action on Addiction, The Duchess of Cambridge became aware of the shattering impact of addiction, not only on those addicted, but also on their families. Research suggests that children of addicts are seven times more likely to become addicts themselves.
"The Duchess directed her charity, The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry to find a way to help. The Royal Foundation and Comic Relief commissioned research, which resulted in bringing together two charities together, Place2Be and Action on Addiction, to deliver M-PACT Plus and get specialist support to children at a young age, before problems have the potential to develop.
"Today's engagement is an opportunity for The Duchess of Cambridge to meet those delivering the programmes and discuss how the pilot is progressing."