Kate visits art charity with her in-laws
(CBS News) After showing off her skills during a visit with Britain's Olympic women's field hockey team, Kate swapped her jeans and sneakers for a dress and some time with her in-laws.
The Duchess of Cambridge, 30, joined Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, for a visit to the Dulwich Gallery in London to see the work being carried out by The Prince's Foundation for Children and the Arts.
The royal trio, greeted by school children waving Union Jack flags, met children taking part in the Great Art Quest, a project that introduces children to the arts by partnering them with local galleries, professional artists and storytellers, the Daily Mail reports.
They also watched as children created self-portraits for the Face Britain project. Portraits from children ages 4-16 will be used to create a montage of Queen Elizabeth II, which will be projected onto Buckingham Palace as part of the monarch's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
For the visit, Kate wore a gray pleated dress by Irish designer Orla Kiely.
This is the first time Kate has joined Charles for a visit to one of his charities. A Clarence House spokesman told the Daily Mail they chose to see the work of The Prince's Foundation for Children and the Arts because of their "shared interest in art, art therapy and children."
Kate is a known art lover - she studied the history of art at St. Andrews University in Scotland (where she met her husband, Prince William) and is patron of London's National Portrait Gallery and The Art Room, a charity that uses art therapy to build self-esteem in children.
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