Duchess Catherine paints pottery

Duchess Catherine tried her hand at painting some pottery during a visit to the Emma Bridgewater pottery factory in Stoke, central England, earlier today (18.02.15).

Duchess Catherine
Duchess Catherine

Britain's Duchess Catherine tried her hand at painting pottery earlier today (18.02.15).

The 33-year-old royal - who is pregnant with her and Prince William's second child - got stuck in during a visit to the Emma Bridgewater pottery factory in Stoke, central England, where she helped out by painting ladybirds on a new range of mugs being sold for East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH).

A short clip of the brunette working away was shared on the official Kensington Palace Twitter account and showed the duchess having a good chuckle with renowned potter Emma Bridgewater while helping the cause.

An accompanying caption read: "The Duchess of Cambridge has a go at painting ladybirds on pottery designed for @EACH_hospices @EmmaBridgewater (sic)"

Emma also showed Catherine a selection of already-painted mugs - which will be sold to raise money for the charity, which offers care and support for life-threatened children and their families in the east of England - inside the factory.

The duchess - who has 17-month-old son Prince George with William - was said to have been behind enlisting Emma to produce the range, which feature a spring flower as well as a ladybird on, because she was a big fan of other collections she had created.

A royal aide previously said: "It was the duchess's idea to approach Emma, whom she didn't know previously, and she helped in the design process."

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