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Duchess Kate shows off growing baby bump at kids art room opening

Finally! Duchess Kate showed off a prominent baby bump Thursday at a London elementary school during her first official engagement of the year.The duchess, who is expecting her second child in April, helped name a new art space for The Art Room, a charity she patronizes. The organization uses art therapy to help build the confidence of children with emotional and behavioral problems.Kate, who turn
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 15:  Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge leaves the Barlby Primary School after officially naming The Clore Art Room on January ...
The Duchess of Cambridge leaves London's Barlby Primary School after officially naming The Clore Art Room.Neil Mockford/Alex Huckle / Today

Finally! Duchess Kate showed off a prominent baby bump Thursday at a London elementary school during her first official engagement of the year.

The Duchess of Cambridge leaves London's Barlby Primary School after officially naming The Clore Art Room.Neil Mockford/Alex Huckle / Today

The duchess, who is expecting her second child in April, helped name a new art space for The Art Room, a charity she patronizes. The organization uses art therapy to help build the confidence of children with emotional and behavioral problems.

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Kate, who turned 33 last week, toured the school along with artist Grayson Perry. She also met with students, who greeted her by singing “Lean on Me” and presented her with an art room chair they built.

Kate waits to receive a child's chair from two students as artist Grayson Perry looks on.ANDREW WINNING / Today

Duchess Kate wore a navy-colored shift dress with patterned hem and pocket flaps, designed by Madderson, a luxury line of women’s and maternity clothing based in London.