Kate & the kids’ fun day out
George and Charlotte enjoyed a day on the sidelines with mom Kate as Prince William played polo for charity
SHE takes her royal roles seriously, does the Duchess of Cambridge, smiling and chatting to strangers with the perfect poise and immaculate manners of a queen to be. But there’s no doubt about it: the role she enjoys most is that of mother. And chilling on the lawns with her kids at a charity polo game at the Beaufort Polo club in Gloucestershire, Kate (36) has never looked happier or more relaxed.
Just the previous day she was the embodiment of a future queen, sheathed in an elegant Alexander McQueen dress, when she joined members of the royal family on the balcony at Buckingham Palace to honour Queen Elizabeth’s birthday at the annual Trooping the Colour parade.
Yet here she looked like any other mom out on a Sunday, frolicking with Prince George (4) and Princess Charlotte (3) while hubby Prince William (35) indulged in the royal sport of choice.
Sadly, there was no sign of one-month-
old Prince Louis, but George and Charlotte made up for it, keeping their mom on her toes as they larked about.
Kate, understated in a £70 (R1 200) cotton-and-linen-blend dress from Zara and wedge heels, looked slim despite having given birth less than two months ago.
Keeping her kids company were their cousins Savannah (7) and Isla (6), the daughters of Princess Anne’s son, Peter Phillips, and his wife, Autumn.
The polo match is part of a series of charity events William and brother Harry will take part during the northern summer. They’ve been involved in polo tournaments for their charities since 2007, raising more than £11 million (about R192,5 million) for various causes.
Does that mean we’ll get to see more of the duchess and her tots as the UK summer stretches on? And maybe even little Louis too? We can only hope.
Kate’s daughter appears to be following in her mom’s chic fashion footsteps, wearing a pretty pink dress with matching shades.
FAR LEFT and LEFT: Kate was in hysterics at Princess Charlotte’s headstand display – and Charlotte clearly delights in making mom laugh. BELOW: Kate was even up on the jungle gym with the youngsters.
ABOVE: Kate consoles George after a momentary upset, and (RIGHT) gives Charlotte a cuddle as she tires out.
ABOVE: Kate was quick to grab hold of Charlotte’s skirt before the little girl took off like a shot. RIGHT: George was full of energy in his smart navy shirt and shoes.