March 25, 2013

Pregnant Kate Middleton meets Scouts in the snow (VIDEO)

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, visits Great Tower Scout Camp on March 22, 2013, in Windermere, Cumbria, United Kingdom.
THE Duchess of Cambridge got stuck in as she helped Cub Scouts bake bread, climb and learn camping survival skills as snow fell in the Lake District.

DESPITE marrying into the Royal Family, the Duchess of Cambridge still likes getting her hands dirty.

Pregnant Kate spent yesterday in the snowy Lake District helping Cub Scouts cook, climb and learn camping survival skills.

Ignoring concerns about getting her priceless engagement ring, which once belonged to Princess Diana, messy, she got stuck in by kneading sticky ­unleavened bread with fellow adult volunteers.

Kate Middleton braves the cold to bake bread with Cub Scouts in the Lake District
Kate laughed as she rolled the dough of flour, water, sugar and oil before twisting it round a stick.

As they toasted their twists, she was in hysterics at the state of some of her fellow volunteers’ bread.

She shared hers, saying: “You’re welcome to try some,” before trying it herself. She added: “Oh, it’s actually not bad, if you were desperately hungry.”

The 31-year-old duchess has been ­volunteering privately with the Scouts near the home she shares with Prince William in Anglesey since last January.

Yesterday, she publicly lent her support to the adventuring organisation with a visit to Great Tower Scout Camp in Newby Bridge.

She was later joined by about 30 Cub Scouts aged eight to 10, who she helped light fires and climb up trees using a safety wire.

Fatima Buckhari, nine, said: “It was exciting, we’ve never met a celebrity before. She was like I imagined, pretty with nice hair.”

Assistant director of the Scouts, Simon Carter, said: “We have 35,000 young people across the UK who can’t join up because we don’t have enough adult volunteer leaders.

“We hope the duchess will encourage other volunteers. We want to say you don’t have to come every week – come when you can.”

The pregnant Duchess wore some rather pricey £300 wellies to troop through the snow, along with a red, white and blue neckerchief

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