Every Gorgeous Photo of Kate Middleton's Return to Royal Duty from Maternity Leave
On Tuesday, the royal visited a school in London to spend time with local school children and learn how getting their hands dirty in a wildlife garden and outdoor learning helps with their wellbeing.
The Sayers Croft Forest School and Wildlife Garden was just a short two-mile drive from her home at Kensington Palace to a recreation ground in Paddington, London.
Kate wore olive green sweater and matching jacket paired with light brown skinny jeans and her trusty tassel boots, her go-tos for the last 14 years.
"It's great to see the Duchess wearing the first boots we made for her in 2004 – 10 years on," Chilvers previously told PEOPLE. "The boots only get better with age. She looks fabulous in them."
The royal mom joined in on a school session and heard from instructors and teachers about how being around nature can help children's mental health and development.
The Sayers Croft Forest School and Wildlife Garden, at Paddington Recreation Ground, aims to involve children and the local community in the environment and provide outdoor activity facilities for those who otherwise wouldn’t get to experience them.
Princess Kate – who has spoken about growing potatoes in her own vegetable patch – was also shown an edible garden that helps inspire kids in their outdoor activities.
As she walked through the park, Kate shook hands with other parents out with their children and met with locals.
She told one group of well-wishers that she had enjoyed her time with the kids at their forest school. She smiled and added, "All I found were tiny slugs!"
"There are amazing facilities here," Kate said. "Are you out for a walk?"
Mirianthe Engomitis, 56, shared, "She said we were lucky to live near a place like this. She was asking if we had been here to see the park progress. It was lovely of her to stop."
Kate shares a wave with a young royals fan!
Kate accessorized with gorgeous green earrings.
Although she had been on leave from royal duties, Kate has attended several formal royal family events, such as the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Trooping the Colour, Louis’ royal christening, as well as enjoying time with her children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, at polo and equestrian events.
Kate is expected to undertake various engagements through the fall and up until Christmas before resuming a fuller schedule of engagements in the New Year.