Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton, The Duchess of Cambridge, returns to her royal duties on Oct. 2, 2018, following her maternity leave with Prince Louis. (Credit: Twitter)

Kate Middleton is back in action when it comes to her royal duties!

The Duchess of Cambridge, 36, returned to her royal role on Tuesday, making her first official appearance since welcoming son Prince Louis on April 23, and made it look like no time had passed as all as she visited a school in London. Kate drove from her home at Kensington Palace to a playground in Paddington, London, to meet local schoolchildren and see how they learn to get their hands dirty outside and learn about the outdoors despite living in the inner-city. 

Naturally, the mother-of-three looked flawless in a set of brown skinny jeans, a green sweater and jacket, and a set of her old favorite riding boots. She also debuted a new haircut, a mid-length chop with tons of layers and volume and her bangs grown out. Last year, Kate had shorter bangs cut, but clearly she’s chosen to grow them out to achieve a more layered look again. 

The look, while relaxed, definitely showed off Kate’s post-baby body! She and Prince William welcomed their third child, Prince Louis, on April 23. The duo are already parents to Prince George, 5, and Princess Charlotte, 3. 

Kate has stayed out of her royal duties to enjoy a maternity leave, only making a handful of appearances for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding, Prince Louis’ christening and some more low-key outings like hitting Wimbledon with her new sister-in-law. 

Meanwhile, Prince William has been busier than ever and is currently on a royal tour of Africa visiting Kenya, Namibia and Tanzania. 

Check out more of his travels! 

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