Bear Grylls: Kate 'incredible role model' for Scouts

The Duchess of Cambridge has met with adventurer and TV star Bear Grylls at the National Review of Queen's Scouts, held at Windsor Castle today.

Duchess of Cambridge meets Chief Scout Bear Grylls (2nd L) and Sea Scout Rob Butcher (2nd R). Credit: Reuters/ Olivia Harris

Grylls - who became the UK's youngest Chief Scout in 2009 aged 34 - said Kate was an "incredible role model" who helped show that Scouting was not just for boys.

Grylls said: "She's also such a generous volunteer and everyone is so excited to have her in the Scouting family. Many people have followed her lead and are getting involved and enjoying the adventure."

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