06:51AM, Sunday 21 April 2013
Sunshine welcomed the Duchess of Cambridge to Windsor Castle to inspect more than 400 scouts at the National Review of Queen's Scouts today.
The Duchess, a Scout volunteer herself, was greeted by Chief Scout Bear Grylls who complimented her on her outfit, and was presented with a bouquet of flowers..
The lines of Scout groups were inspected by the Duchess, all recipients of the Queen's Scout Award, as the Irish Guards band and Kingston and Malden Scout and Guide band played.
A number of Scout members also received gallantry awards, including Lee Craven, 17, and Daniel Bean, 16, for demonstrating outstanding bravery in saving the lives of others.
Simon Carter, assistant director of the Scouts, said: "The Duchess volunteers when she can and it really helps us attract new volunteers as they say if she can find time to do it, then so can I.
"She also does a lot for us outside of the media spotlight which shows how committed she is."
The ceremony ended with the National Scout Service at St George's Chapel, which was attended by the Duchess.
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