SCOUT OUTING: The Duchess of Cambridge visited West Norfolk, England, on Wednesday to attend a Cub Scout pack meeting. Held at the North Wooton Scout and Guide Hut in Kings Lynn District, the event marked the organization’s 100th anniversary.
She joined the pack and went to a meeting where she met with children, played games and took part in other activities. Kate Middleton joined the group and got involved in a parachute game, a baking class and a first-aid training session. She sat in on a ceremony where members renewed their Cub Scout oath and lit 100 candles to mark the organization’s centenary.
The duchess wore a cashmere turtleneck jumper from Iris and Ink, Zara skinny jeans and suede boots by Really Wild. A yellow cub neckerchief accessorized her outfit.
A former Brownie herself, the duchess is a royal patron of the Scouts. Her last scouting event was in 2013, when she embarked on her first adventure training course with a British Scout camp in the Lake District National Park. A volunteer for the Scout Association, the duchess traveled to the Great Tower Scout Camp near Newby Bridge in Cumbria, England, with a group of skilled volunteers to assist the Beaver and Cub Scouts. The pack holiday event included climbing, cooking and other outdoor activities, and she was hands-on as she joined her troop in learning how to make twisters, a campfire snack made up of flour, water, oil and sugar.
Last week, the duke and duchess joined the royal family for the diplomatic corps annual reception held at Buckingham Palace. Queen Elizabeth, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall entertained more than 1,000 guests at the white-tie event. The gathering honored members of the diplomatic corps, an assembly of foreign diplomats and representatives.