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The Duchess of Cambridge stepped out on Wednesday morning in Cardiff, Wales, in celebration of her latest early childhood initiative, a nationwide survey titled 5 Big Questions. The new survey is aimed to help the mother-of-three shape her Early Years work and generate conversation around the United Kingdom to bring about "positive, lasting change for generations to come." 

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Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge gestures as she leaves the Ely & Caerau Children's Centre in Cardiff, south Wales on January 22, 2020 as she launches a UK wide survey to help improve early childhood. (Photo by GEOFF CADDICK / various sources / AFP) (Photo by GEOFF CADDICK/AFP via Getty Images)
CARDIFF, WALES - JANUARY 22: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge speaks with parents during her visit to the Ely & Caerau Children's Centre on January 22, 2020 in Cardiff, Wales. The visit is part of the Duchess of Cambridge's 24-hour tour of the country to launch the Five Big Questions survey. (Photo by Geoff Caddick - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
WOKING, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits HMP Send on January 22, 2020 in Woking, England . The visit is part of HRH's 24-hour tour of the country to launch '5 big questions on the under 5s'. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (R) reacts as she leaves after visiting HMP Send in Woking, south west of London on January 22, 2020. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP) (Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge receives a posy of flowers from four year-old Erin (R) during her visit to the Ely & Caerau Children's Centre in Cardiff, south Wales on January 22, 2020 as she launches a UK wide survey to help improve early childhood. (Photo by GEOFF CADDICK / various sources / AFP) (Photo by GEOFF CADDICK/AFP via Getty Images)
CARDIFF, WALES - JANUARY 22: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge departs the Ely and Careau Children’s Centre on January 22, 2020 in Cardiff, Wales. The visit is part of HRH's 24-hour tour of the country to launch '5 big questions on the under 5s'. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge meets mothers and children during her visit to the Ely & Caerau Children's Centre in Cardiff, south Wales on January 22, 2020 as she launches a UK wide survey to help improve early childhood. (Photo by GEOFF CADDICK / POOL / AFP) (Photo by GEOFF CADDICK/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
CARDIFF, WALES - JANUARY 22: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge speaks with parents during her visit to the Ely & Caerau Children's Centre on January 22, 2020 in Cardiff, Wales. The visit is part of the Duchess of Cambridge's 24-hour tour of the country to launch the Five Big Questions survey. (Photo by Geoff Caddick - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
CARDIFF, WALES - JANUARY 22: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge chats with mothers and their children during a visit to Ely and Careau Children’s Centre on January 22, 2020 in Cardiff, Wales. The visit is part of HRH's 24-hour tour of the country to launch '5 big questions on the under 5s'. (Photo by Geoff Caddick - WPA POOL/Getty Images)
CARDIFF, WALES - JANUARY 22: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge chats with children during a visit to Ely and Careau Children’s Centre on January 22, 2020 in Cardiff, Wales. The visit is part of HRH's 24-hour tour of the country to launch '5 big questions on the under 5s'. (Photo by Geoff Caddick - WPA POOL/Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge chats with mother Estell Courlenr (L) and her daughter India Courlen Mayvow (R) during her visit to the Ely & Caerau Children's Centre in Cardiff, south Wales on January 22, 2020 as she launches a UK wide survey to help improve early childhood. (Photo by GEOFF CADDICK / various sources / AFP) (Photo by GEOFF CADDICK/AFP via Getty Images)
WOKING, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits HMP Send on January 22, 2020 in Woking, England . The visit is part of HRH's 24-hour tour of the country to launch '5 big questions on the under 5s'. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge chats with children during her visit to the Ely & Caerau Children's Centre in Cardiff, south Wales on January 22, 2020 as she launches a UK wide survey to help improve early childhood. (Photo by GEOFF CADDICK / various sources / AFP) (Photo by GEOFF CADDICK/AFP via Getty Images)
WOKING, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits HMP Send on January 22, 2020 in Woking, England. The visit is part of HRH's 24-hour tour of the country to launch '5 big questions on the under 5s'. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge walks out of 'Cath's Cottage' during her visit to the Ely & Caerau Children's Centre in Cardiff, south Wales on January 22, 2020 as she launches a UK wide survey to help improve early childhood. (Photo by GEOFF CADDICK / POOL / AFP) (Photo by GEOFF CADDICK/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
CARDIFF, WALES - JANUARY 22: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge speaks with parents during her visit to the Ely & Caerau Children's Centre on January 22, 2020 in Cardiff, Wales. The visit is part of the Duchess of Cambridge's 24-hour tour of the country to launch the Five Big Questions survey. (Photo by Geoff Caddick - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge chats with mother Estell Courlenr (L) and her daughter India Courlen Mayvow (R) during her visit to the Ely & Caerau Children's Centre in Cardiff, south Wales on January 22, 2020 as she launches a UK wide survey to help improve early childhood. (Photo by GEOFF CADDICK / various sources / AFP) (Photo by GEOFF CADDICK/AFP via Getty Images)
CARDIFF, WALES - JANUARY 22: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is greeted by Mrs Morfudd Ann Meredith, Lord-Lieutenant of South Glamorgan as she arrives at Ely and Careau Children’s Centre on January 22, 2020 in Cardiff, Wales. The visit is part of HRH's 24-hour tour of the country to launch '5 big questions on the under 5s'. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
CARDIFF, WALES - JANUARY 22: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge departs the Ely and Careau Children’s Centre on January 22, 2020 in Cardiff, Wales. The visit is part of HRH's 24-hour tour of the country to launch '5 big questions on the under 5s'. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JANUARY 21: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits MiniBrum, an interactive, child-sized world at Thinktank at Birmingham Science Museum on January 22, 2020 in Birmingham, England. The visit is part of HRH's 24-hour tour of the country to launch '5 big questions on the under 5s'. (Photo by Eddie Keogh-WPA Pool/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JANUARY 21: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits MiniBrum, an interactive, child-sized world at Thinktank at Birmingham Science Museum on January 22, 2020 in Birmingham, England. The visit is part of HRH's 24-hour tour of the country to launch '5 big questions on the under 5s'. (Photo by Eddie Keogh-WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge reacts during her visit to MiniBrum, at Thinktank in the Birmingham Science Museum, in Birmingham, central England on January 21, 2020. - MiniBrum is an interactive, child-sized world, created in collaboration with schools, families and community groups. MiniBrum has different play zones including a home area where children can build their own dens, a burrow where children can find hidden animals, a race track inspired by Birmingham's upcoming Commonwealth Games, a construction zone with a climbing tower and a slide, a Post Office, and a salon. (Photo by EDDIE KEOGH / POOL / AFP) (Photo by EDDIE KEOGH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge reacts during her visit to MiniBrum, at Thinktank in the Birmingham Science Museum, in Birmingham, central England on January 21, 2020. - MiniBrum is an interactive, child-sized world, created in collaboration with schools, families and community groups. MiniBrum has different play zones including a home area where children can build their own dens, a burrow where children can find hidden animals, a race track inspired by Birmingham's upcoming Commonwealth Games, a construction zone with a climbing tower and a slide, a Post Office, and a salon. (Photo by EDDIE KEOGH / POOL / AFP) (Photo by EDDIE KEOGH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge reacts during her visit to MiniBrum, at Thinktank in the Birmingham Science Museum, in Birmingham, central England on January 21, 2020. - MiniBrum is an interactive, child-sized world, created in collaboration with schools, families and community groups. MiniBrum has different play zones including a home area where children can build their own dens, a burrow where children can find hidden animals, a race track inspired by Birmingham's upcoming Commonwealth Games, a construction zone with a climbing tower and a slide, a Post Office, and a salon. (Photo by EDDIE KEOGH / POOL / AFP) (Photo by EDDIE KEOGH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge reacts during her visit to MiniBrum, at Thinktank in the Birmingham Science Museum, in Birmingham, central England on January 21, 2020. - MiniBrum is an interactive, child-sized world, created in collaboration with schools, families and community groups. MiniBrum has different play zones including a home area where children can build their own dens, a burrow where children can find hidden animals, a race track inspired by Birmingham's upcoming Commonwealth Games, a construction zone with a climbing tower and a slide, a Post Office, and a salon. (Photo by EDDIE KEOGH / POOL / AFP) (Photo by EDDIE KEOGH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge talks with a child during her visit to MiniBrum, at Thinktank in the Birmingham Science Museum, in Birmingham, central England on January 21, 2020. - MiniBrum is an interactive, child-sized world, created in collaboration with schools, families and community groups. MiniBrum has different play zones including a home area where children can build their own dens, a burrow where children can find hidden animals, a race track inspired by Birmingham's upcoming Commonwealth Games, a construction zone with a climbing tower and a slide, a Post Office, and a salon. (Photo by EDDIE KEOGH / POOL / AFP) (Photo by EDDIE KEOGH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge reacts as receives a posy of flowers during her visit to MiniBrum, at Thinktank in the Birmingham Science Museum, in Birmingham, central England on January 21, 2020. - MiniBrum is an interactive, child-sized world, created in collaboration with schools, families and community groups. MiniBrum has different play zones including a home area where children can build their own dens, a burrow where children can find hidden animals, a race track inspired by Birmingham's upcoming Commonwealth Games, a construction zone with a climbing tower and a slide, a Post Office, and a salon. (Photo by EDDIE KEOGH / POOL / AFP) (Photo by EDDIE KEOGH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge talks with a child during her visit to MiniBrum, at Thinktank in the Birmingham Science Museum, in Birmingham, central England on January 21, 2020. - MiniBrum is an interactive, child-sized world, created in collaboration with schools, families and community groups. MiniBrum has different play zones including a home area where children can build their own dens, a burrow where children can find hidden animals, a race track inspired by Birmingham's upcoming Commonwealth Games, a construction zone with a climbing tower and a slide, a Post Office, and a salon. (Photo by EDDIE KEOGH / POOL / AFP) (Photo by EDDIE KEOGH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge reacts during her visit to MiniBrum, at Thinktank in the Birmingham Science Museum, in Birmingham, central England on January 21, 2020. - MiniBrum is an interactive, child-sized world, created in collaboration with schools, families and community groups. MiniBrum has different play zones including a home area where children can build their own dens, a burrow where children can find hidden animals, a race track inspired by Birmingham's upcoming Commonwealth Games, a construction zone with a climbing tower and a slide, a Post Office, and a salon. (Photo by EDDIE KEOGH / POOL / AFP) (Photo by EDDIE KEOGH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge reacts as she plays with children during her visit to MiniBrum, at Thinktank in the Birmingham Science Museum, in Birmingham, central England on January 21, 2020. - MiniBrum is an interactive, child-sized world, created in collaboration with schools, families and community groups. MiniBrum has different play zones including a home area where children can build their own dens, a burrow where children can find hidden animals, a race track inspired by Birmingham's upcoming Commonwealth Games, a construction zone with a climbing tower and a slide, a Post Office, and a salon. (Photo by EDDIE KEOGH / POOL / AFP) (Photo by EDDIE KEOGH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
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Kate was one fashionable duchess to take part in a baby sensory class at the city's Ely and Careau Children’s Centre, opting for rocking a camel coat by Massimo Dutti and a leopard midi print skirt from Zara. And although we couldn't get our hands on the animal-print pleated skirt (which was on sale for $12!), we did find a myriad of other affordable replicas to add to our virtual shopping carts ASAP. 

Pair the pattern with a simple black turtleneck and black leather boots, and you've got yourself the perfect royal-approved outfit for winter.

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SHOP: FOREVER 21 PLEATED LEOPARD PRINT SKIRT, $25

SHOP: French Connection Leopard-Print Midi Skirt, $49.99 (Orig. $98)

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SHOP: BANANA REPUBLIC PRINT SLIP SKIRT, $59 (Orig. $98.50)

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SHOP: CAMI NYC Jessica leopard-print midi skirt, $285

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