Kate Middleton is learning how to knit

Kate Middleton is learning how to knit (Getty)

The birth of Kate Middleton and Prince William's first child is sure to be a momentous occasion, as the eyes of the world focus on the newest member of the royal family.

But, for craft lovers, the clothing worn by their firstborn could be of particular interest, after Kate admitted this week that she is learning to knit in order to welcome the baby's arrival.

Stepping out on the first day of a two-day visit to Scotland, the Duchess of Cambridge was handed a woollen hat, babygro and teddy bear by a well-wisher.

Kate then proceeded to tell 17-year-old Caitlin Coffield, a resident of Glasgow's Southside, that she was actually attempting to make her own knitted baby clothes.

The Courier reports that Kate said: "I've been trying to knit and I'm really bad. I should be asking for tips."

After accepting the gifts she added: "It's very sweet of you. I'll keep it safe for the big day."

Wearing a tartan outfit, Kate visited the Quarriers Stopover Project, which provides short-term accommodation and support to people aged between 16 and 25 in the local area.

She later visited a film workshop for youngsters and reassured camera-shy actors before applauding their hard work once she had called cut on the scene.

William, who is a patron of another homeless charity, Centrepoint, meanwhile was given a crash course in DJing at the centre and tried his hand at scratching and mixing on the decks.

However, he joked that it was a lot harder than his day job flying a helicopter and didn't quite have the knack for it.

The royal couple have been enjoying a very action-packed trip to Scotland and also enjoyed a trip to the Glasgow Emirates Arena and the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.

They were also treated with an impressive dance performance from the Glasgow 2014 mascot, Clyde.

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