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20/11/2017 04:13 GMT

There are some events where your stunning Jenny Packham dress just won't cut it. And Kate Middleton obviously knows that a visit to the Scouts Association is far more of a hoodie occasion.

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by Tim Rooke/REX (4307852b) Catherine Duchess of Cambridge Catherine Duchess of Cambridge attends a Beaver Scout meeting at Old Ford Primary School in Bow, London, Britain - 16 Dec 2014


The Duchess of Cambridge went casual in a black UK Scouting hooded top as she supported the Scout Association's 'Better Prepared' campaign in East London, which aims to help communities to deliver Scouting to two hundred locations across the UK.

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She did, however, manage to get in a posh pair of jeans, donning J Brand numbers with a pair of suede, flat knee-high boots to finish.

Kate, who is five months pregnant, looked very happy to be helping the 23rd Poplar Beaver Scout Colony earn a new disability awareness badge, by helping them understand what's like to live with disabilities.

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The Duchess of Cambridge helps blindfolded Fynley Gooch, aged seven, ice a cake as she promotes disability awareness when she met with children at the newly established 23rd Poplar Beaver Scout Colony in east London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday December 16, 2014. Kate’s visit supports the Scout Association's 'Better Prepared' campaign, which aims to help communities to deliver Scouting to two hundred locations across the UK where Scouting can have the biggest impact. Photo credit should read: Ben Stansall/PA Wire


She promoted disability awareness by helping children to ice a cake while wearing blindfolds - and did the same thing herself.

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The Duchess of Cambridge, wearing a blindfold, is helped to ice a cake by Fynley Gooch, aged seven, as she promotes disability awareness when she met with children at the newly established 23rd Poplar Beaver Scout Colony in east London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday December 16, 2014. Kate’s visit supports the Scout Association's 'Better Prepared' campaign, which aims to help communities to deliver Scouting to two hundred locations across the UK where Scouting can have the biggest impact. Photo credit should read: Ben Stansall/PA Wire


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The Duchess of Cambridge, lifts her blindfold, after being helped to ice a cake by Fynley Gooch, aged seven, as she promotes disability awareness when she met with children at the newly established 23rd Poplar Beaver Scout Colony in east London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday December 16, 2014. Kate’s visit supports the Scout Association's 'Better Prepared' campaign, which aims to help communities to deliver Scouting to two hundred locations across the UK where Scouting can have the biggest impact. Photo credit should read: Ben Stansall/PA Wire


Kate donned a boxing glove to undertake simple tasks like cutting chocolate to simulate those with mobility or co-ordination problems, and she also learned the Scout Promise in sign language.

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The Duchess of Cambridge learns about disability by wearing a boxing glove to undertake simple tasks as she meets with children at the newly established 23rd Poplar Beaver Scout Colony in east London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday December 16, 2014. Kate’s visit supports the Scout Association's 'Better Prepared' campaign, which aims to help communities to deliver Scouting to two hundred locations across the UK where Scouting can have the biggest impact. Photo credit should read: Ben Stansall/PA Wire


Kate was shown around by Carlos Lopez-Plandolit, the Beaver Scout colony leader, who became a volunteer about a year ago.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, he said, "It's the most exciting thing that happened to me in five years.

"Scout groups like the one that the duchess is visiting this evening give young people access to some fantastic opportunities that they might not have access to otherwise."

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The Duchess of Cambridge sitting beside Scout Leader Carlos Lopez-Plandolit (right), learns about disability by wearing a boxing glove to handle a fork as she meets with children at the newly established 23rd Poplar Beaver Scout Colony in east London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday December 16, 2014. Kate’s visit supports the Scout Association's 'Better Prepared' campaign, which aims to help communities to deliver Scouting to two hundred locations across the UK where Scouting can have the biggest impact. Photo credit should read: Ben Stansall/PA Wire


He added, "As someone who had never considered volunteering with The Scout Association until recently, I can't recommend it enough.

"It's a brilliant experience for those who love adventure and working with young people. Being a volunteer changed my life and I am proud I can change the life of the young people in the community in which I live and work.

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"The children had not been told beforehand that the duchess was coming and when she arrived, one older Scout shouted out: 'Oh my God, it's Princess Kate." Aww. Too cute.

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