KATE Middleton spent two days this week privately working in the Kingston Maternity Unit in London.
Although Kensington Palace has remained tight-lipped on the visit, a source has revealed what the duchess got up to on her secret work experience.
The Duchess of Cambridge, 37, is said to have visited the antenatal, postnatal and labour wards and even went out on a community midwife visit, says Hello!.
During her time at the facility, the Duchess of Cambridge learned more about its work as part of her Early Years project.
Her initiative aims to look at how experiences between birth and five years affect us as adults.
Devoted mum Kate, who has Prince George, six, Princess Charlotte, four, and one-year-old Prince Louis, has proven countless times that she has a natural affinity with children.
In 2018, she became the patron of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, taking over from the Queen.
And last week hosted a Christmas party at the five-star Rosewood Hotel in London to meet representatives from the midwife profession.
The Duchess is also the Royal Patron of East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH), which cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk while supporting their families.
And she also became the patron of the Nursing Now 2020 campaign in 2018.
Just last month, Kate visited The Nook hospice in Norwich, where she bonded with ill children in the unit.
One touching encounter saw Kate complimenting a little girl’s plaits and telling her that Charlotte also loves them too.
Kate will be taking full charge of the kids next week as William heads to Kuwait on Sunday for four days.
In his absence, on Tuesday the Queen will lead her family in welcoming Nato leaders, including US president Donald Trump, to Buckingham Palace for a reception marking 70 years of the alliance.
Meghan Markle, 38, and Prince Harry, 35, will also be absent as they continue with their six-week break away from royal duties to spend some much-needed time as a family.
It has also been announced the Sussexes will not be spending Christmas Day with the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh at her private Sandringham estate in Norfolk.
However, Kate, William and the kids are to celebrate the festive day with Her Majesty.
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