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By Marian Smith

Duchess Kate visited Scotland on Wednesday as part of her ongoing effort to support children’s mental health issues. It’s been her pet cause for years now, and the warm welcome she received at her first stop — a primary school in Edinburgh — reflected a sense of gratitude for her work.

Looking as elegant as ever in a forest green Max Mara coat and black-and-white houndstooth skirt by Le Kilt, Duchess Kate, who is known as The Countess of Strathearn in Scotland, began her day by checking in on St. Catherine’s Primary School.

Image: Duchess Kate visits St. Catherine's Primary School in Edinburgh, Scotland
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge smiles as she arrives for a Place2Be meeting at St Catherine's Primary School in Edinburgh, Scotland.RUSSELL CHEYNE / Reuters

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The school works with kids’ charity Place2Be, which aims to improve students’ emotional well-being by promoting counselling and a relaxed environment on campus where kids can talk about their problems.

Image: Duchess Kate visits the Place2Be charity's project at St. Catherine's Primary School in Edinburgh, Scotland
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge smiles during a visit to the Place2Be charity at Catherine's Primary School in Edinburgh, Scotland.ANDREW MILLIGAN / AFP - Getty Images

Duchess Kate has been a patron of the group since 2013 and recently released a video PSA highlighting the importance of having such facilities in schools.

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The Duchess Of Cambridge Visits Edinburgh
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge takes part in a tennis workshop with Andy Murray's mother Judy at Craigmount High School in Edinburgh on February 24, 2016 in Edinburgh, Scotland.WPA Pool / Getty Images

She also visited Scotland’s first studio set up by The Art Room charity, of which she is also a patron, at Wester Hailes Education Centre. The group supports children with emotional and behavioral problems through art.

The Duchess Of Cambridge Visits Edinburgh
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge takes part in a tennis workshop with Andy Murray's mother Judy at Craigmount High School in Edinburgh on February 24, 2016 in Edinburgh, Scotland.WPA Pool / Getty Images

Later in the day Duchess Kate took on Andy Murray’s mother at tennis during a coaching workshop at Craigmount High School, which was no doubt be a challenge as Judy Murray is a notoriously strong player!

Then again, the Duchess' field hockey skills might come in handy…