Duchess Kate gets back to work af­ter mat leave.

FIVE MONTHS AF­TER GIV­ING BIRTH TO LOUIS, THE DUCHESS GOES BACK TO WORK

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Dressed in a chic khaki jacket and her favourite 14-year-old boots, last week the Duchess of Cam­bridge vis­ited Say­ers Croft For­est School and Wildlife Gar­den at the Padding­ton Re­cre­ation Ground in Lon­don to see the work be­ing un­der­taken to ed­u­cate ur­ban kids about the nat­u­ral world.

Kate, who is pas­sion­ate about men­tal health, toured the gar­den and was able to wit­ness the pos­i­tive im­pact the school has had on the chil­dren.

Clearly in top form, the duchess smiled brightly for the cam­eras and made sure to take the time to stop and en­gage with the young­sters.

And when one bold lit­tle girl cheek­ily asked why the cam­eras were tak­ing pic­tures of the royal, Kate quickly quipped, “They’re pic­tur­ing you! You’re spe­cial!”

Kate wasn’t afraid to get dirty dur­ing her visit ei­ther, as she planted some seeds with the chil­dren and fetched wa­ter to help the plants grow.

The 36-year-old mum of three also spoke of how she spends hours hunt­ing for spi­ders with her own chil­dren.

“They’re not that shy, but they do know she’s a princess,” said Zoe Stroud, the in­terim head at Say­ers Croft.

The out­ing marked the first solo of­fi­cial ap­pear­ance Kate has made since she gave birth to Prince Louis in April.

She is also due to at­tend a char­ity event to pro­mote World Men­tal Health Day on Oct. 10, be­fore she joins the rest of the royal fam­ily on Oct. 12 to cel­e­brate Princess Eu­ge­nie’s wed­ding.

One adorable girl made Kate chuckle as she showed the royal how she can hold a cup in her teeth.

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