While it’s always nice to see them in public, the royals sometimes carry out engagements in private.
But, the Palace has just delighted royal fans by sharing a never-before-seen photograph of Kate partaking in one of her royal duties.
The new photo, shows the Duchess picking out the winning entry for CBBC’s Blue Peter Royal Garden competition, alongside Ben from the RHS and young ambassador George Hassall.
For the occasion, Kate was dressed in a beautiful pink patterned dress by L.K.Bennett. You may have recognized it, considering she wore it earlier this summer at the polo match.
The Duchess of Cambridge appeared on Thursday night’s instalment of Blue Peter in order to announce the winner of the Royal Garden competition.
Kate judged herself, picking out winners Jessica and Lucy, whom she later met and congratulated.
Her design featured a twisted thorax sculpted from wood and a trellis of recycled metal in the shape of butterfly wings for brightly coloured clematis flowers to grow over.
Visiting the sculpture in last night’s show, Kate said: “Wow, look at it, it’s amazing! And it’s enormous. Is it Clematis?
“It’s such a great idea; it’s going to be so lovely coming back year after year, to see how it’s growing.
“I love that it has a great feel. Look how they’ve incorporated the metalwork.”
Kate launched the competition on the show back in June, when she helped build a den on during an episode of Blue Peter.
The Duchess of Cambridge is the proud owner of both a gold Blue Peter Badge and a new green badge. The green one is awarded to champions of the environment, conservation and nature.
She and William were given the gold badges when the couple visited the set in December 2017 for their campaign work on mental health and issues affecting children.
Earlier this month, as her first post-summer engagement, Kate visited the Royal Horticultural Society Garden in Surrey.
She was joined by former Great British Bake-Off judge Mary Berry as she opened the garden to the public.