19/01/2015 06:33 GMT | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Kate Middleton Makes Her First Public Appearance Of The Year

Kate Middleton made her first public engagement of 2015 on Thursday at the Barlby Primary School in Ladbroke Grove, London.

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The Duchess of Cambridge arrives at Barlby Primary School, Ladbroke Grove, London.

The Duchess of Cambridge was joined by Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry to officially name the school's art room the Clore Art Room after the Clore Duffield Foundation.

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Kate, who is now five months pregnant, dressed her baby bump in a £450 black dress with a tweed hem by British maternity label Madderson. She paired it with matching stilettos and a clutch bag.

Clearly, the Kate-effect is still in full force too. Within minutes of this sighting, Madderson's website had crashed.


The royal's new Twitter account @KensingtonRoyal shared more photos of her latest visit. She was presented with a tiny chair (yet another gift for Prince George) by the school children before she chatted to them about their latest art projects.

The last time we saw the duchess was at a Christmas day service at the St Mary Magdalene church on the Queen's Sandringham estate. She wore a brown tweed coat by Moloh and pillbox hat by Lock and Company.


Kate spoke to an onlooker and said, "I'm sorry we didn't bring George but you would have heard him in the church."

We'll just have to check William, Kate and Harry's joint Twitter page for Prince George updates instead.

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