The Duchess of Cambridge finally showed off her growing baby bump for the first time at a scouting event at Windsor Castle, which she attended in place of the Queen. Wearing a mint green Mulberry coat Kate, 31 showed the first signs of her pregnancy as she chatted with scouts from across the U.K. and from member countries of the Commonwealth who had achieved the accolade of being called Queen’s Scouts. The annual event celebrates the achievements of the young men and women and has taken place at Windsor Castle for 80 years.
Following her personal tradition of recycling and reusing previously worn clothes Kate teamed her Mulberry coat with a hat she had previously worn at the Epsom Derby; the outfit was completed by Kate’s staple nude heeled shoes by LK Bennett. With her first child due in July, Kate had not previously revealed any visible signs of a baby bump. The Duchess was escorted around the event by chief scout TV survival expert Bear Grylls; organizers also revealed Kate has acted as an inspiration for thousands of adult volunteers as she herself volunteers with cubs groups in North Wales. Britain’s scouts currently have a waiting list of more than 30,000 because of a lack of adult volunteers to safely organize activities.
Kate’s queen of the pack: The Duchess of Cambridge proudly shows off her baby bump at Windsor Castle Scouts ceremony