The Duchess of Cambridge proudly shows off her baby bump at Windsor Castle Scouts ceremony
Kate Middleton attended the National Review of the Queen's Scouts for the first time in place of the Queen
Her baby bump looked quite pronounced in her short pastel coat that she teamed with her favourite nude heels
Chatting: The Duchess of Cambridge, showing visible signs of pregnancy, meets scouts during the National Review of Queen's Scouts at Windsor Castle in Berkshire
The Duchess also met gallantry award holders, who have been nominated for their bravery and heroism
Chief Scout Bear Grylls (centre) was also at the ceremony at Windsor Castle
The ceremony celebrates the achievements of 400 young people who were given with the award
The tradition of the annual celebration event within Windsor Castle dates back eighty years.
Since its inception, tens of thousands of young men and women have been honoured with a King’s or Queen’s Scout Award for their own outstanding personal achievements.
Today, The Scout Association hailed the Duchess, who volunteers occasionally with a Cub Scout group close to her home in North Wales, for a sharp increase in the number of adult volunteers.
The Duchess is one of 2,812 new adult volunteers to join this year. These figures represent the second biggest increase in adult volunteers since 1986.
Catherine met hundreds of Scouts from across the UK and Commonwealth at the ceremony
The Scouting Association credited Kate with boosting volunteer numbers within the organisation
Bear Grylls said the Duchess is an 'incredible role model' and proves Scouting is 'not just for boys'
Chief Scout Bear Grylls said the Duchess is a 'generous volunteer' within the 'Scouting family'