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Duchess Kate Visits Belfast Farm

The Duchess of Cambridge cut a casual figure as she arrived at Ark Open Farm near Belfast today, as part of her tour of the UK to promote her landmark survey on the early years, ‘5 Big Questions on the Under-Fives’.


Kate looked stylish in brown recycled Penelope Chivers boots and a khaki Barbour jacket as she was seen stroking alpacas and bottle-feedling lambs as she visited the farm in the capital of Northern Ireland.


During her visit to the farm, Kate spoke to local parents and grandparents about the themes covered in her survey and their experiences raising young children.


The Duchess heard their thoughts on the most important factors that ensure children become happy adults and the role of parents and society in ensuring children have the best possible start in life.

 

 

The Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to The Ark Open Farm, at Newtonards, near Belfast,

 

 

 

The Duchess of Cambridge cut a casual figure as she arrived at Ark Open Farm near Belfast today, as part of her tour of the UK to promote her landmark survey on the early years, ¿5 Big Questions on the Under-Fives¿

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Re: Duchess Kate Visits Belfast Farm

Even dressed casually, Kate's a stunner!

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The Duchess of Cambridge (second right) waves to young children at the Ark Open Farm, in Newtownards, near Belfast

 

 

 

The Duchess of Cambridge meets with children from two local nurseries during a visit to The Ark Open Farm

 

 

 

The Duchess of Cambridge greets members of staff during a visit to The Ark Open Farm, at Newtonards, near Belfast, where she is meeting with parents and grandparents to discuss their experiences of raising young children

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Kate looked quite thrilled to be meeting the alpaca while he appeared to be less excited by the meeting

 

 

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The Duchess of Cambridge (left) reacts as she is handed a snake during a visit to the Ark Open Farm, at Newtownards

 

 

 

Duchess of Cambridge has an encounter with a snake during a visit to The Ark Open Farm

 

 

 

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Kate met children from local nurseries and helped them feed a lamb.

 

 

Kate then joined a group of young children as she helped them bottle feed a lamb milk during the vsisit

 

 

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Kate also got to meet a guinea pig. The Duchess once revealed that her childhood nickname - "Squeak" - was inspired by her class guinea pig.

 

 

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The Duchess of Cambridge (left) at The Ark Open Farm, at Newtownards, near Belfast, where she met with parents and grandparents to discuss their experiences of raising young children

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She's a beautiful woman but I don't envy her one bit. She is probably dieting 24/7, having to look her best no matter what, and going hither and yon to meet people excited to meet her while she maintains an enthusiastic pose. She does it well but it must get tedious. I suppose she knew what she was getting into, certainly more than Harry's wife did, but I cannot imagine being a bird in a gilded cage.

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Kate speaks with parents and grandparents to discuss their experiences of raising young children.

 

 

The Duchess of Cambridge (right) talks with visitors during a visit to the Ark Open Farm, at Newtownards

 

 

 

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Before departing, Kate unveiled a plaque to mark her visit to the farm.

 

 

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