Kate Middleton turns a school visit into a singalong


The Duchess of Cambridge has taken part in a sing-a-long on a visit to an Edinburgh school.

Kate joined hundreds of pupils at St Catherine’s Primary for a special assembly.

The event could have been stuffy and, wel, a bit of a snoozefest, but Prince William’s missus sang and threw some shapes during a performance.

The school is one of 28 in Scotland where counsellors from children’s mental health charity Place2Be are on hand to support pupils having difficulties.

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Kate Middleton turns a school visit into a sing-a-long

The Duchess of Cambridge arrives at Wester Hailes Education Centre in Edinburgh (Picture: PA)

Charity patron Kate met teachers to discuss the programme after singing along to Welcome Everybody at an assembly where youngsters presented her with a quaich, a Scottish toasting cup.

She told pupils: ‘I think everybody should start their morning like that. Have a wonderful day.’

Kate, who wore a forest green Max Mara coat and a skirt by Le Kilt, will later join Andy Murray’s mother Judy at a tennis workshop in the Scottish capital.

The Duchess is visiting three school-based charity projects linked to causes close to her heart.

Place2Be works in schools in some of the most disadvantaged areas of Glasgow and Edinburgh.

The Duchess of Cambridge arrives at Wester Hailes Education Centre in Edinburgh, as she carries out a series of engagements in the Scottish capital. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday February 24, 2016. The royal household said the focus of the day is on the local partnerships between charities, communities and schools which deliver programmes and sporting activities for children and young people. See PA story ROYAL Duchess. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Kate visited the school in Scotland (Picture: PA)

It provides support and therapy to pupils in need, including those who have experienced a family breakdown, bereavement or domestic abuse.

The visit follows her Young Minds Matter campaign, which saw the royal temporarily take over the Huffington Post as guest editor.

She said: ‘Many children – even those younger than five – have to deal with complex problems without the emotional resilience, language or confidence to ask for help. And it was also clear that with mental health problems still being such a taboo, many adults are often too afraid to ask for help for the children in their care.

‘It is time for this to change.’

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