Kate Middleton welcomes very special guests to palace

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Kate Middleton Welcomes Very Special Guests To Palace


Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, welcomed some very special guests to Kensington Palace.

The 32-year-old royal covered up her baby bump as she welcomed finalists for the first ever Place2Be Wellbeing in Schools Awards ceremony. Middleton is a patron of the mental and emotional wellbeing charity, and presented the Child Champion Award to eleven-year-old Bailey Dunne, as the Daily Mail reports.

Place2be's chief executive told reporters, "This is a wonderful, exciting opportunity to honour our young people and schools in such a wonderful setting. The duchess' total and utter belief in what we do and her commitment to children's mental health is incredible."

The duchess wore a Jenny Packham midnight blue silk knee-length skirt with a sheer polka dot peplum shirt from Hobbs.

Her son, Prince George, was with husband Prince William just next door.

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Britain's Kate, Duchess of Cambridge meets finalist in the child champion award Georgia Alvey, right, from Cotsford Junior school, County Durham, at the Place2be Wellbeing in Schools Award at Kensington Palace, London Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Hackett, Pool)
Britain's Kate, Duchess of Cambridge attends the Place2be Wellbeing in Schools Award at Kensington Palace, London Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Hackett, Pool)
Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge arrive to attend the Royal Variety Performance, at the Palladium Theatre, in central London, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014.(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Britain's Kate the Duchess of Cambridge attends an Autumn gala evening dinner and reception in aid of Action on Addiction at L'Anima Restaurant in London, England, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Kate is patron of the charity and met charity supporters during a pre-dinner reception. (AP Photo/Justin Tallis, Pool)
Britain's Catherine Duchess of Cambridge poses for photographers with Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year Carlos Perez Navel, after the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 awards ceremony at the Natural History Museum in London, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Arthur Edwards, pool)
Britain's Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, left, and Singapore's First Lady Mary Tan leave a hotel in Kensington at the start of the state visit of Singapore's President Tony Tan in London, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Singapore President Tony Tan is on a four-day state to Britain. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
Britain's Duke of Cambridge Prince William, center, his wife Kate the Duchess of Cambridge and his brother Prince Harry visit a ceramic poppy art installation by ceramic artist Paul Cummins entitled 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' for its official unveiling in the dry moat of the Tower of London in London, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. Their visit to the work in progress installation, which currently consists of approximately 120,000 ceramic poppies and will finish with 888,246 poppies, was held Tuesday to mark the centenary of World War I. The final ceramic poppy will be placed on Armistice Day on November 11, with each poppy representing a British and Commonwealth military fatality from World War I. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Britain's Prince William, right, and his wife Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, arrive for a commemoration ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I at the St. Symphorien Cemetery in St. Symphorien, Belgium on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. The cemetery was established by the German Army as a final resting place for British and German soldiers killed at the Battle of Mons. Among those buried is Pvt. John Parr of the Middlesex Regiment, the first British soldier to be killed in action on the Western Front. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
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