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VIRGINIA-The Duchess of Cambridge coxed a poorly young girl into a Christmas sing-a-long today - with the help of a toy frog. Kate, 31, found herself resorting to the puppet to charm some of the children at Shooting Star House Children’s Hospice in Hampton, Middlesex.

Even then, some were not so impressed. When one little girl, Demi-Leigh Armstrong, 5, from Ashford, Middlesex, complained that her friend was short of a musical instrument during a sing-song, Kate offered her a rattle. ‘Do you want to give him this one?’ she asked Demi-Leigh, who replied emphatically: ‘No,’ before turning her back on the Duchess. Disclaimer, if you think you’ve already completed your winter cover-up wardrobe, you may not want to read on. The Duchess of Cambridge has a habit of putting things on our fashion radar which we suddenly just have to have, and now all we can think about is how we NEED a grey coat in our lives!

Catherine looked suitably understated for her visit to the children’s hospice this morning, sticking to her signature skinny blue jeans, black Russell & Bromley wedges and this Reiss Delaney coat. A grey coat is an eternally chic topper that every stylish girl should own so if you want to work Catherine’s exact look then click right to Reiss where you can get hers for £275, but we’d hurry as she has a habit of selling things out!

From biker to cocoon, whatever your style penchant is, we’ve got it covered with our pick of grey coats below from the likes of Warehouse and ASOS. If you tend to lean towards a dark outerwear palette during the winter months then these grey coats are a great way to lighten up your look. We couldn’t think of a better way to bundle up. By the end of the visit, however, Kate had won around the little girl, who is recovering from a kidney transplant operation after contracting a rare condition, HUS, that attacked her vital organs. Demi-Leigh, helped give her a posy of roses and the Duchess wished her happy Christmas. ‘But it’s not Christmas yet,’ said Demi-Leigh.’Bye then,’ said Kate. ‘Oh give me a hug first,’ said the little girl, grabbing her leg, and the pair exchanged a thumbs up. Demi-Leigh, who received her transplant a year and a half ago after her mother Jayne Figgins, 33, donated a kidney will need a further transplant at some point.