The Duchess of Cambridge has revealed she is still getting used to leaving Prince George at school as she visited a charity event.
Pregnant Kate, whose eldest child recently started at St Thomas's school in Battersea, south London, gave a speech at a forum organised by the charity Place2Be.
Her emerging baby bump was visible as she arrived at the central London conference, which discussed how schools can tackle mental health problems.
Kate told the event: "As a mother, just getting used to leaving my own child at the school gates, it is clear to me that it takes a whole community to help raise a child.
"Whether we are school leaders, teachers, support staff or parents we are all in this together.
"We are all working to give children the emotional strength they need to face their future lives and thrive."
The Duchess was handed a bunch of flowers as she was greeted at the event by pupils from The Bridge Academy in Hackney, north London.
Kate, who is pregnant with her third child, is a royal patron of Place2Be and has campaigned to end stigma around mental health, launching the Heads Together campaign with her husband the Duke of Cambridge, and Prince Harry.
She has been stepping back into the limelight after suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe form of morning sickness, with the royal baby is expected in April.Let's