One of the coolest things about being an important person with diplomatic responsibilities is the chance to do cool things with the public, and especially, children. First Lady Michelle Obama gets to hang out and do exciting activities with groups of kids all of the time, as part of her “Get Moving” platform in Washington, D.C. Taking a cue from the J. Crew-loving lady, fashionista Kate Middleton is spending time with kids, as well.

While Obama spends a lot of time talking about being active and getting good nutrition, Middleton got to have a bit more fun on Friday, volunteering at an event with the Art Room, an Oxford based charity the Duchess became a Royal Patron of on January 5. The charity puts together art-based spaces and events that give positive reinforcement to kids between the ages of 6 and 16 to encourage emotional literacy and teach them how to cope in more “mainstream” environments. Middleton’s recent event with the charity was a little less hands-on art-based, instead giving the kids the opportunity to come together to view a film and discuss it after.

Popular British author C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe was shown at Kensington Gardens. According to People, 150 children attended the event, and the 30-year-old member of the royal family made an effort to meet with many of the kids and talk about how the movie made them feel.

It’s always nice when celebrities make an effort with lesser-known, but certainly important charities, and as last night’s event showed, it does not take a whole lot to make room for small bouts of volunteering. It’s also a more worthwhile way to be featured in the news than yet another fashion spread.



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