Duchess Kate reveals Prince George loves painting

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The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, has revealed that her son Prince George seems to share her love of art. During an engagement in Portsmouth on Thursday, the Duchess was overheard saying that she had spent the previous day painting with her one-year-old son.

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Kate, who has a degree in History of Art from the University of St Andrews, added that painting is one of George's favourite activities.

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Kate revealed that she spent Wednesday painting with Prince George



The Duchess's comments came as she tried her hand at painting part of a mural during a visit to the construction site of Ben Ainslie Racing and the 1851 Trust headquarters.

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After meeting some of the local artists and students from six nearby schools who created the mural on the wall surrounding the site, Kate added her own design to an image of a boat.

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The Duchess showed off her artistic side by adding the finishing touches to a picture on the mural



Amazingly, the steady-handed royal managed not to get any paint on the cream MaxMara coat she wore for the outing.

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Prince George was gifted a personalised Henri Lloyd T-shirt by Ben Ainslie



Sailing fan Kate, who crewed a yacht on a round-the-world trip during her gap year, was keen to show her support for the 1851 Trust – an organisation which aims to inspire and engage a new generation through sailing and the marine industry.

Prince William's wife was also excited to see the progress of Ben Ainslie Racing HQ which aims to bring the America's Cup home to Britain.

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The Duchess managed not to get paint on her cream coat



After her morning at the Trust, the Duchess is set to head to a reception at the Spinnaker Tower with Ben, where they will meet community leaders and local ambassadors.

Invitees at the event will include teachers and students from City College in Southampton, who are building the two specialist 'Docking Rib' boats to help with docking the America's Cup boats in Portsmouth.

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