The Duchess of Cambridge is taking on a new patronage with the charity Family Action, a role that Queen Elizabeth II held onto for 65 years before passing the baton. Kate marked the beginning of her patronage today by joining in on jolly festivities hosted by the organization. She met with families supported by Family Action at Peterley Manor Farm in Great Missenden, where she participated in Christmas-themed activities like making “eco-friendly reindeer food” and picking out Christmas trees.
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In the process of picking out a tree, Kate pauses to speak with a youngster wearing an elf hat. Photo: Getty
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, laughs as she takes part in Christmas activities with families and children supported by the Family Action charity during a visit to Peterley Manor Farm in Buckinghamshire. Photo: Getty
Kate and a little girl hold hands as the duchess leads children to pick a Christmas tree. Photo: Getty
Kate exits a tent labeled as the “elf workshop.” Photo: Getty
The duchess engages with some kids as she hands out reindeer food to the children at the Peterley Manor Farm in Buckinghamshire. Photo: Getty
The duchess kept it holiday casual at the event, donning a slim red puff jacket, a green sweater, skinny jeans, and brown boots. She also wore minimal hoop earrings. Photo: Getty
A young girl shares a moment with the Duchess of Cambridge. Photo: Getty
Kate arrives to join families and children who are supported by the charity Family Action at Peterley Manor Farm. Photo: Getty
Kate smiles as she adjusts one of the Christmas trees on the grounds. Photo: Getty
The Duchess of Cambridge offers some kids a smile and a thumbs-up. Photo: Getty
The duchess speaks to young children as she helps pick Christmas trees for preschool during a visit to the charity Family Action. Photo: Getty
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.