Kate Visits Primary School in Manchester, Receives Gift for Dog, Lupo

The Duchess of Cambridge meets Henry at the Willows Primary School

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updated 04/23/2013 AT 9:20 AM ET

originally published 04/23/2013 AT 10:15 AM ET

The Duchess of Cambridge has been receiving countless gifts ahead of her baby’s arrival in July, but on Tuesday she was given something for the other little darling in her life – her beloved Cocker Spaniel, Lupo.

As Kate was heralded by hundreds of excited children celebrating St. George’s Day, she was presented with a basket of goodies for the royal pup.

Among those greeting her at Manchester’s Willows Primary School on Tuesday was student Chloe Pomret, 10, who joined the school’s “executive dog,” a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Henry, to present the expectant mother with roses and gifts for Lupo.

“Henry, you have gone to so much trouble,” Kate, 31, said with a laugh, upon greeting the school’s dog.

Dressed in a floral frock by Erdem and blue suede heels, Kate – and her ever-growing baby bump – arrived at the school after traveling from London via train.

The Duchess visited the school to launch a new counseling program, which will see two of her own charities – Place2Be and Action on Addiction – partner with the Royal Foundation (run alongside her husband Prince William and Prince Harry) and Comic Relief.

On April 11, the day Kate’s visit was announced, Willows Primary School – which is located in Wythenshawe estate (the setting for the British TV show Shameless) – was the target of vandals, when a fire was set to the new $60,000 playground.


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