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

YOU (South Africa) - - CONTENTS - COMPILED BY KIRSTIN BUICK

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.

FAR LEFT and LEFT: Prince Ge­orge al­ter­nated be­tween play­ing with mom’s hair and a mul­ti­coloured slinky.

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.

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