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Kate Middleton arrives at a Buckinghamshire farm

Kate’s day of festive fun! Duchess of Cambridge dons a red padded jacket and jeans as she marks a new charity patronage by choosing Christmas trees at a country farm

  • The Duchess of Cambridge, 38, has arrived at Peterley Manor Farm in Buckinghamshire for a charity outing
  • Kate will meet families supported by the charity Family Action, of which she was announced as patron today 

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The Duchess of Cambridge wrapped up in a red padded jacket as she arrived for an afternoon full of festive fun at a country farm. 

Kate Middleton, 38, will join children in making eco-friendly reindeer food, choosing Christmas trees and crafting decorations during the outing to Peterley Manor Farm in Buckinghamshire.

The visit coincides with an announcement by Kensington Palace that Kate will take over from the Queen as patron of the charity Family Action. The Queen is passing on the responsibility after 65 years.

The Duchess will be joined by children and families who are supported by the charity as she gets into the festive spirit on the farm.  

Gracious Kate! The beaming Duchess was greeted on her arrival at the farm, where she will take part in activities

Gracious Kate! The beaming Duchess was greeted on her arrival at the farm, where she will take part in activities

Family-friendly fun! The Duchess will join families in the farm's 'Elves Enchanted Forest' where children will be taking part in activities including decoration making, and making eco-friendly reindeer food. Pictured, arriving at the farm today

Kate Middleton arriving at the Buckinghamshire farm today

Family-friendly fun! The Duchess will join families in the farm’s ‘Elves Enchanted Forest’ where children will be taking part in activities including decoration making, and making eco-friendly reindeer food. Pictured, arriving at the farm today

Casual Kate dressed down for today’s engagement, donning a vibrant Perfect Moment coat that she has worn on previous occasions. The practical royal also opted for a favourite pair of sensible hiking boots by Berghaus. 

In a nod to the festive season, the Duchess wore her red coat over a bright green jumper to create a cheerful and colourful ensemble. She finished the look with a trusty pair of blue jeans. 

The Duchess will join families in the farm’s ‘Elves Enchanted Forest’ where children will be taking part in activities including decoration making, and making eco-friendly reindeer food. 

Santa's little helpers! The Duchess was given a tour of the farm - and took a peek inside the festive elf workshop, pictured

Santa’s little helpers! The Duchess was given a tour of the farm – and took a peek inside the festive elf workshop, pictured

Kate Middleton, 38, is on hand to meet families and children who are supported by the charity Family Action after being announced as its new patron today.

The Duchess of Cambridge has arrived at a country farm for an afternoon full of fun festive activities

Getting into the festive spirit! Kate Middleton, 38, will join children in making eco-friendly reindeer food, choosing Christmas trees and crafting decorations during the outing to Peterley Manor Farm in Buckinghamshire 

Dressed-down Duchess: Casual Kate dressed down for today's engagement, donning a vibrant Perfect Moment coat that she has worn on previous occasions. The practical royal also opted for a favourite pair of sensible hiking boots by Berghaus

Dressed-down Duchess: Casual Kate dressed down for today’s engagement, donning a vibrant Perfect Moment coat that she has worn on previous occasions. The practical royal also opted for a favourite pair of sensible hiking boots by Berghaus

In her element: Outdoorsy Kate beamed as she arrived for the engagement in the chilly Buckinghamshire countryside today

The Duchess of Cambridge arriving at the farm this afternoon

In her element: Outdoorsy Kate beamed as she arrived for the engagement in the chilly Buckinghamshire countryside today

Bright and beautiful! In a nod to the festive season, the Duchess wore her red coat over a bright green jumper to create a cheerful and colourful ensemble. She finished the look with a trusty pair of blue jeans

Bright and beautiful! In a nod to the festive season, the Duchess wore her red coat over a bright green jumper to create a cheerful and colourful ensemble. She finished the look with a trusty pair of blue jeans

Kate and the families will then go outside to pick Christmas trees for Family Action preschools. After finding their trees, the group will then move back inside to make hot chocolate. 

The Duchess will also have the opportunity to speak with some of the charity’s staff and support workers.   

Family Action was founded in 1869 to help families in difficulty by giving them practical help and support. 

The Duchess of Cambridge wore her brunette locks in defined brown waves for the engagement today

The Duchess of Cambridge smiled as she arrived at the farm this afternoon

The Duchess of Cambridge wore her brunette locks in defined brown waves for the engagement today

Full of cheer! The Duchess of Cambridge beamed as she was greeted on her arrival to Peterley Manor Farm this afternoon

Full of cheer! The Duchess of Cambridge beamed as she was greeted on her arrival to Peterley Manor Farm this afternoon

Today, Family Action continues to tackle difficult issues facing families – including financial hardship, mental health and emotional wellbeing, social isolation, parenting challenges, domestic abuse, and substance misuse. 

The Duchess previously visited Family Action’s Lewisham base in January 2019 where she launched the charity’s national support line, FamilyLine. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also visited the charity’s ‘Family Monsters Garden’ at the Chelsea Flower Show in May 2019. 

The Family Monsters Project, which encourages families to talk about the pressures they are facing to highlight that these ‘family monsters’ are normal and can be overcome.

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