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Hidden talent? Kate Middleton plays the ukulele with kids

February 12, 2015
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Kate Middleton is quite the talented — ukulele player.During Tuesday’s private engagement at the Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital Schoolin South London, the Duchess of Cambridge took part in a lesson with children and did a pretty good job at learning on the small four-stringedguitar.

The Duchess has a busy month of February ahead of her Photo: Getty Images

“One of the boys managed to teach the Duchess a couple ofchords on the ukulele,” head teacher Dr. John Ivens said after the visit. “Shekept up with them. There’s a career there.”

He also commended Kate, 33, on her ability to connect withpeople. “The Duchess is very good at listening to what people are saying toher, especially children and responding in a thoughtful way.”

The school educates children with long-term illnesses whoare being treated at the nearby Bethlem Royal and Maudsley Hospitals. “Clearlyit was very important for her to understand how young people get to a situationthat they need to be an inpatient at such a young age,” Dr. Ivens continued. “Itwas clear that her intention in coming was to find out more about this area.”

Kate was said to be quite skilled at the ukulele Photo: Getty Images

Rest assured, topic did of course turn to her adorable18-month-old son Prince George. “Shetalked a little about that with the children and about what George likes,” theeducational psychologist who is also involved with Kate’s charity Place2Beadded. “It was lovely.”

Place2Be, of which Kate is a patron, has a specialplace in the royal's heart as it is the leading UK provider of school-based mentalhealth support

The private engagements came just days after she, Prince William and family returned from their two week vacation in the Caribbeanisland Mustique. The rest of her February is quite packed with other royalengagements ahead of their second child in April.

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