Princess Kate has enjoyed a six-month maternity leave, but will now return to her royal duties. Reports of Keri Lumm.

Prince William and Duchess Kate were playful during a visit to Coach Core Essex at the Basildon Sporting Village on the outskirts of London on Tuesday.

The Coach Core program helps to involve a diverse local community with sports, and the royal couple seemed to have fun participating in athletics and being friendly with the students.

The duchess looked elegant in black trousers, a black high collar and a black and white checkered jacket by Smythe. William opted for a blue zip sweater and navy blue pants.

Duchess Kate and Prince William arrive to visit Basildon Sporting Center in Basildon, Essex, Great Britain, on October 30, 2018. (Photo: FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA, EPA-EFE)

Not only did they have a real style, but they were also demonstratively affectionate with the attendees. Kate gave several hugs at the event.

During the visit, the royal couple met with new apprentices and listened to the graduates of the program.

And, of course, they even tried their luck in some sports.

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