13/02/2015 11:40 GMT | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Pregnant Duchess Of Cambridge Helps Children Paint A Wall Mural


The Duchess of Cambridge was out and about today (Thursday, February 12) attending her first public engagement since her family holiday in the Caribbean.

Kate, who is around six months pregnant with her second child, joined local children in Portsmouth with Ben Ainslie Racing as part of her ongoing work with the 1851 Trust, which encourages young people to sail. During her visit, Kate contributed to a wall art mural on the construction site of a new building, although the painting session may have come as a surprise given her choice of an £800 cream coat. How appropriate!

Despite the splash risks, Kate, whose growing bump was visible under her fancy coat, beamed from ear to ear as she met local children and well wishers.


Art teacher James Waterfield from Park Community School in Leigh Park, Havant, helped Kate with her painting. He told the Telegraph: "I was so worried about getting paint on her fantastic white coat.

"She told me she was painting yesterday with baby George and she should have brought him down because he loves doing all of this."

Kate and William's second baby is due in April. They are of course already proud parents to Prince George, who will celebrate his second birthday in July.


The couple and George have recently returned from a luxury holiday in the Caribbean – along with Kate's family Carole, Michael, Pippa and James.

The Middletons holiday in the Caribbean every winter, and it was no doubt a relaxing break for Kate and Wills before baby number two arrives in the spring.