- William and Kate, both 36, are visiting Royal Foundation's Coach Core programme in Essex
- Duchess looked smart in checked blazer teamed with black skinny jeans and boots
- Kate has been gradually returning to royal duties since last month, following her maternity leave
The Duchess of Cambridge looked impeccable this morning as she rocked the smart casual look in a smart checked blazer, teamed with black skinny jeans and ankle boots.
Although she's fond of recycling old outfits, the £625 blazer from Canadian brand Smythe appeared to be a new addition to Kate's wardrobe.
Her outfit certainly wouldn't look out of place on her sister-in-law Meghan who recently wore a similar ensemble on a visit to Dubbo during the royal tour of Australia.
Kate, 36, joined her husband William in Essex to visit the Royal Foundation's Coach Core programme, an initiative using sport to empower those not in education or employment.
The royals had the opportunity to join in two different activities – indoor athletics and tennis.
While William tried his hand at javelin throwing using foam arrows, keen tennis fan Kate had the chance to show off her skills on the court.
Through training, the initiative aims to create the next generation of sports coaches who will themselves go on to inspire their communities.
The royals will meet apprentices working with two partner organisations: Sport for Confidence and South Essex Gymnastics club, who have been involved with Coach Core Essex since it was set up three years ago.
Kate and William previously attended a Coach Core graduation ceremony along with Prince Harry at West Ham's London Stadium in October 2017.
The Duchess has gradually been taking on more royal engagements since returning to work earlier this month after the birth of her third child, Prince Louis.
She was seen at a handful of family events over the summer, including Prince Harry's wedding and Trooping The Colour but has been enjoying time away from official duties since Prince Louis' birth in April.
Even though Kate was resumed royal duties, her 'primary focus' will be her children throughout the Autumn, according to palace aides.
Meanwhile, her sister-in-law Meghan and Prince Harry have been the focus of attention in recent weeks as they complete their first major official overseas tour as a married couple.