Shannen Findlay

Beauty & Style

Royal comeback! Duchess Kate returns to work in floral ensemble

After a busy summer filled with family trips to the elusive island of Mustique and family palace Balmoral Castle, Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge has returned to work in a fitting ensemble. 

Just days after Prince George, 6, and Princess Charlotte, 4, started school, Duchess Kate has attended a festival in Wisley, Surrey, to celebrate the opening of her third Back to Nature garden. 

For the special day out, the royal went for a fitting, beautiful floral dress by designer Emilia Wickstead, along with a pair of nude wedges. 

The 37-year-old blended in well for her first royal engagement back since the summer, and chatted with fellow parents and happy children. 

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Duchess Kate also managed to mention a little fact about 16-month-old Prince Louis, where she said he “loves to smell the flowers and he enjoys being out in the garden”. 

The royal has proven time and time again she has a keen interest in the wellbeing and mental health of children and has spoken out about how spending time outdoors promotes growing kids future health and happiness. 

She also encouraged families to spend more of their time outdoors in a speech to attendees. 

"I am not as green-fingered as many of you here," she admitted.

"But I was passionate about creating a garden that inspired children and adults alike to get back to nature and reap the positive mental and physical health benefits that it can bring.

"The gardens were, I suppose, a manifestation of some of the work I have been focusing on around how best we can support our children in the earliest years."

Scroll through the gallery above to see Duchess Kate’s floral ensemble.