Monday, March 19, 2012

The Children's Princess Kate Meets ARK Kids for Outdoor Activities

Duchess Kate visited the Widehorizons Adventure Centre in Kent today where she met children from ARK's King Solomon Academy

The Duchess took part in an outdoor residential course where she helped the children build a campfire and an outdoor shelter. The children are from an inner city school, and many of them would rarely see the countryside so it was a lovely opportunity for them to explore the great outdoors while spending the day with Kate.

Kate volunteers privately with the scouts in Anglesey and has been spotted by locals on several outings with them, including camping trips, so she was well prepared for today. Royal contributer Victoria Arbiter pointed out this engagement ticks all the boxes for Kate.

Victoria Arbiter Twitter

The Widehorizons Centre believes 'every child should have access to adventure as part of their education and throughout their lives'.

Rebecca English Twitter
One of the children asked Kate how long she would be on the throne for. She replied 'That's not my job yet' :) When asked about being a princess Kate said

'It's nice and I get to visit lots of countries. William is very sweet and kind and spoils me'.

Rebecca English Twitter

ARK Schools is a U.K. education charity. It is one of the country's leading academy operators and runs eleven academies in London, Birmingham and Portsmouth. The charity aims to provide extended education and enrichment for pupils. Leadership and training programmes provide staff with essential skills for working in urban schools.

Ark Schools Facebook

The charity is part of international children's organisation ARK (Absolute Return for Kids) More than 300,000 children have benefited from ARK's programmes over the past ten years. The work they do is incredibly touching and simply invaluable. If you wish to donate or find out more about the charity please click here.

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Last year the couple attended the annual ARK Charity Gala. The event raised £17.2 million for the organisation. I'm sure all of you recall it was the Cambridges' first red carpet event after the royal wedding. Kate wore a beautiful rose Jenny Packham gown.

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Today engagement called for casual and comfortable clothing. Kate first wore the £295 Burberry military pocket shirt on July 5 2011 during a visit to Blachford Lake.

Burberry/Canadian Heritage
Over her shirt Kate wore a V Neck Zara Jumper with the  Really Wild Shooting Waistcoat. (With many thanks to the wonderful Michelle and My Small Obsessions) The soft leather waistcoat is available for $870.

Really Wild

Kate modelled clothes for the Really Wild Clothing company in 2004 reportedly as a favour for a friend. Nice to see her supporting them today (With thanks to Ashley)

Kate wore the $80 Zara Molecule Slim Fit  jeans teamed with a brown belt. (A huge thank you to My Small Obsessions)

Kate Kate wore her favourite Le Chameau Vierzonord wellies.

Le Chameau

Kate accessorised with her Kiki McDonough Grace Earrings.

Kiki McDonough

You can watch a video at Kent Online.

There is a wonderful video at ITN Source.


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