Duchess Kate reveals surprising 'bug' hobby while returning from maternity leave


Just because she's always sporting a fresh blowout and designer duds doesn't mean Kate Middleton isn't afraid of a little dirt.

On Tuesday, the Duchess of Cambridge visited Sayers Croft Forest School and Wildlife Garden during her first official engagement since giving birth to Prince Louis in April. As one of the United Kingdom's 46 wildlife trusts, the organization aims to help inner-city children connect with the natural world around them.

For the milestone, the mom-of-three met with a group of school-aged children and their teachers for an afternoon of planting, crown leaves... and bug hunting. During the outing, Kate got down in the grass with a young student as they hunted for "mini-beasts," but the two only found slugs.

The duchess then revealed that she could spend "hours" going on spider hunts with Prince George, 5, and Princess Charlotte, 3, in their garden.

As she was leaving, the students also lined up to give Kate a handshake, but she was tackled in hugs! See the adorable moment above.

October will be a busy month for the royals, who will mark Princess Eugenie's wedding and welcome Pippa's new bundle of joy within a few days of each other. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will also step out on October 9th to attend the first Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit.

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