Duchess Kate surprises nursery children for breakfast: See the adorable photos

The Duchess of Cambridge was on royal duty for the third time this week, this time to join nursery students at LEYF Stockwell Gardens Nursery & Pre-School in London for breakfast.

The surprise visit was made as part of Kate's latest initiative, 5 Big Questions, a nationwide survey she launched last week for parents, teachers and other caregivers to help shape discussions on the importance of early childhood development.

Kate, in a Sézane "Tulio" off-white knit top and Aquatalia boots, first spent time with the school's chefs to learn about how nutrition plays a part in students' lives. The mom of three later assisted parents and teachers in serving breakfast, before joining the students at the table for the meal.

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Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge interacts with young children during a breakfast visit to London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) at Stockwell Gardens Nursery and Pre-school in London on January 29, 2020. (Photo by Phil Harris / POOL / AFP) (Photo by PHIL HARRIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 29: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits LEYF (London Early Years Foundation) Stockwell Gardens Nursery & Pre-School on January 29, 2020 in London, England. The visit follows the launch last week by The Duchess of the survey '5 Big Questions on the Under Fives'. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge gestures during a breakfast visit to London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) at Stockwell Gardens Nursery and Pre-school in London on January 29, 2020. (Photo by Phil Harris / POOL / AFP) (Photo by PHIL HARRIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge interacts with young children during a breakfast visit to London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) at Stockwell Gardens Nursery and Pre-school in London on January 29, 2020. (Photo by Phil Harris / POOL / AFP) (Photo by PHIL HARRIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 29: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits LEYF Stockwell Gardens Nursery & Pre-School on January 29, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge interacts with young children during a breakfast visit to London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) at Stockwell Gardens Nursery and Pre-school in London on January 29, 2020. (Photo by Phil Harris / POOL / AFP) (Photo by PHIL HARRIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge interacts with young children during a breakfast visit to London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) at Stockwell Gardens Nursery and Pre-school in London on January 29, 2020. (Photo by Phil Harris / POOL / AFP) (Photo by PHIL HARRIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 29: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits LEYF Stockwell Gardens Nursery & Pre-School following last week's launch of the "5 Big Questions" survey on January 29, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Phil Harris - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge interacts with young children during a breakfast visit to London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) at Stockwell Gardens Nursery and Pre-school in London on January 29, 2020. (Photo by Phil Harris / POOL / AFP) (Photo by PHIL HARRIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge assists with breakfast during a visit to London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) at Stockwell Gardens Nursery and Pre-school in London on January 29, 2020. (Photo by Phil Harris / POOL / AFP) (Photo by PHIL HARRIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 29: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits LEYF Stockwell Gardens Nursery & Pre-School on January 29, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge assists with breakfast during a visit to London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) at Stockwell Gardens Nursery and Pre-school in London on January 29, 2020. (Photo by Phil Harris / POOL / AFP) (Photo by PHIL HARRIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge assists with breakfast during a visit to London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) at Stockwell Gardens Nursery and Pre-school in London on January 29, 2020. (Photo by Phil Harris / POOL / AFP) (Photo by PHIL HARRIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives for a breakfast visit to London Early Years Foundation (LEYF ) at Stockwell Gardens Nursery and Pre-school in London on January 29, 2020. (Photo by Phil Harris / POOL / AFP) (Photo by PHIL HARRIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge assists with breakfast during a visit to London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) at Stockwell Gardens Nursery and Pre-school in London on January 29, 2020. (Photo by Phil Harris / POOL / AFP) (Photo by PHIL HARRIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 29: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits LEYF Stockwell Gardens Nursery & Pre-School on January 29, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 29: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits LEYF Stockwell Gardens Nursery & Pre-School following last week's launch of the "5 Big Questions" survey on January 29, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Phil Harris - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge assists with breakfast during a visit to London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) at Stockwell Gardens Nursery and Pre-school in London on January 29, 2020. (Photo by Phil Harris / POOL / AFP) (Photo by PHIL HARRIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 29: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits LEYF Stockwell Gardens Nursery & Pre-School at breakfast time following last week's launch of the "5 Big Questions" survey on January 29, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Phil Harris - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 29: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits LEYF Stockwell Gardens Nursery & Pre-School at breakfast time following last week's launch of the "5 Big Questions" survey on January 29, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Phil Harris - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 29: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits LEYF Stockwell Gardens Nursery & Pre-School following last week's launch of the "5 Big Questions" survey on January 29, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Phil Harris - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 29: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits LEYF Stockwell Gardens Nursery & Pre-School on January 29, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 29: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits LEYF Stockwell Gardens Nursery & Pre-School on January 29, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 29: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits LEYF Stockwell Gardens Nursery & Pre-School at breakfast time following last week's launch of the "5 Big Questions" survey on January 29, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Phil Harris - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 29: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits LEYF Stockwell Gardens Nursery & Pre-School at breakfast time following last week's launch of the "5 Big Questions" survey on January 29, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Phil Harris - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 29: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits LEYF Stockwell Gardens Nursery & Pre-School at breakfast time following last week's launch of the "5 Big Questions" survey on January 29, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Phil Harris - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 29: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits LEYF Stockwell Gardens Nursery & Pre-School on January 29, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, meets children during a breakfast visit to London Early Years Foundation (LEYF ) at Stockwell Gardens Nursery and Pre-school in London on January 29, 2020. (Photo by Phil Harris / POOL / AFP) (Photo by PHIL HARRIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 29: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits LEYF Stockwell Gardens Nursery and Pre-School on January 29, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Kate Green/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 29: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits LEYF Stockwell Gardens Nursery & Pre-School on January 29, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)
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“Mine absolutely love [beets] — it’s one of those things, until you try it, you don’t know," the duchess revealed about George, Charlotte and Louis when talking to the staff about picky eaters.

The initiative, which the royal kicked off last week on a two-day tour, aims to generate conversation on early childhood nationwide to bring about "positive, lasting change for generations to come." 

"I want to hear the key issues affecting our families and communities so I can focus my work on where it is needed most," the duchess said.

"I’m here today to help launch a survey to hear society’s views about raising the next generation. Parents, carers and families are at the heart of caring for children in the formative years so that is why I want to listen to them," Kate said at the launch of the initiative on Tuesday.

“As a parent, I know how much we cherish the future health and happiness of our children. I want to hear the key issues affecting our families and communities so I can focus my work on where it is needed most. My ambition is to provide 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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