The Duchess of Cambridge has been seen brushing up on her farming skills on a recent trip to a farm in Arlingham, Gloucester, and rocked one of her best dressed-down looks to get stuck in helping out.
Catherine, who has just celebrated her daughter Charlotte’s second birthday, spent the day at the farm with inner-city children, to support the charity Farms for City Children. Princess Anne is patron of the charity, which allows children from cities the chance to live on a real working farm for a week.
The Duchess was the epitome of country chic on her visit, wearing a simple jacket and jeans combo. But thrifty Catherine also showed just how much she loves the high-street, like all of us, in a pair of trusty Zara jeans.
She completed the look with a pair of £475 Penelope Chilvers tasselled brown boots, and a beige wax jacket from Troy London. Underneath the jacket, the Duchess also sported a smart royal blue cashmere sweater, with a chequered blue and white collar.
And, even though she’s a royal, Catherine proved she’s not afraid to muck in and help with the duties of a working farm, as she was spotted feeding an adorable baby lamb whilst surrounded by an excited group of school kids.
The children, from Vauxhall Primary School in London, were clearly entranced by Catherine and the lamb, and could be seen peering excitedly over her shoulder to see what was going on as she fed it.
According to a spokesperson for the charity, the Duchess expressed that she was keen to lend her support to the charity after reading about it in Country Life magazine, and so asked if she could come and visit one of their farms.
Later on in the day, Catherine and the children met with renowned children’s author Michael Morpurgo and his wife Clare, to learn more about the charity. During the visit, the author also spent time reading to the group of children who are currently visiting the farm.
The Duchess later went on to complete some more tasks around the farm yard, including weighing some pigs! To round off the day, it’s expected that she’ll attend a tea party, to meet staff and trustees of the farm and the charity.