Kate Middleton joins Prince William in Edinburgh

We’re off on a nature hunt! Kate Middleton recycles green Massimo Dutti blazer as she bonds with local children on visit to Edinburgh’s Starbank Park with Prince William

  • Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Starbank Park in Edinburgh this morning on final day in Scotland
  • The couple heard more about Fields in Trust, working to reduce unequal access to green spaces in the UK 
  • They met with children from Edzell Nursery and Kate crouched down to speak to the inquisitive youngsters 

The Duchess of Cambridge looked polished in a green blazer as she joined Prince William at an Edinburgh park this morning.  

Kate, 39, recycled a favourite £140 teal jacket from high street chain Massimo Dutti for the visit to Starbank Park, where the couple bonded with children from a local nursery.

The Duchess of Cambridge, who has spent three nights away from her own children, looked delighted to be spending time with the youngsters.

Prince William and Kate will return to London later today after an action-packed week of engagements. The visit is part of a broader royal charm offensive to help persuade Scotland to resist the demands of nationalists for independence. 

In her element! The Duchess of Cambridge crouched down to speak to children from Edzell Nursery, in Edinburgh, today

Polished pair: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge looked smartly dressed for the outing to Starbank Park today 

Getting stuck in: William, 38, and Kate, 39, spoke to the children about gardening and getting out in the park

The Duchess of Cambridge cooed over Penelope Stewart on the visit to Starbank Park, in Edinburgh, today

The Duchess of Cambridge crouched down to speak to a little girl from Edzell Nursery during the visit 

The Duchess of Cambridge looked polished in a green blazer as she joined Prince William in Starbank Park, Edinburgh, today

Yesterday William, 38, and Kate, 39, popped into the award-winning Anstruther Fish Bar, in the coastal town of Anstruther, where they were ‘regular customers’ while students at St Andrews University 20 years ago.

The couple ordered a £7.95 takeaway haddock supper, wrapped in paper, which they ate on a bench on the pier. They went back for ice creams – William’s in a cup, Kate’s in a cone – and chatted to staff, with Kate saying it had been a ‘trip down memory lane’.

It was a day full of nostalgia for the couple with events centered around the university where they met as freshers. 

The Cambridges arrived in St Andrews on Tuesday night, the day before their engagements in the town, and enjoyed a private ‘date night’ dinner at Forgan’s restaurant where they were seated in a ‘secluded’ corner table.

After staying locally, rather than at the Queen’s Edinburgh residence of Holyroodhouse, the couple enjoyed a morning of land yacht racing on a St Andrews beach. 

Later they met students and toured university grounds before making the short drive to the coastal village of Pittenweem to meet local fishermen and their families.

At the end of these official engagements, the Cambridges continued on to Anstruther, just four minutes’ drive away. After their fish and chips they were met by a royal helicopter, which landed in the children’s park, and flown back to the Palace of Holyroodhouse to host a special drive-in screening of Disney’s Cruella for NHS staff. 

Local haunt:  William, 38, and Kate, 39, popped into the award-winning Anstruther Fish Bar, in the coastal town of Anstruther, some 20 miles east of Fife, where they were ‘regular customers’ while students at St Andrews 20 years ago

The couple ordered a £7.95 takeaway haddock supper, wrapped in paper, which they ate on a bench on the pier. They returned for ice creams – William’s in a cup, Kate’s in a cone – before returning to Edinburgh by helicopter 

Kate Middleton continued her Scottish-themed wardrobe, sporting a full-length tartan trench coat to host NHS Charities Together and NHS staff at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh with Prince William

The couple arrived to greet their guests in a Land Rover Defender that previously belonged to Prince Philip, who passed away aged 99 on April 9

Plenty to smile about! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today returned to the University of St Andrews where they met as students 20 years ago. The couple were in excellent spirits despite the rain

University sweethearts: Prince William and Kate Middleton on the day of their graduation ceremony in 2005

Head-to-head: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge sailed down the sand at West Sands Beach, St Andrews, this morning

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