The Scout Association heads the list of Kate Middleton's charities released Wednesday, The Guardian reported Wednesday. The duchess, a former Brownie who married Prince William last April, plans to volunteer with Scout groups as her schedule allows.
"The bottom line is that she wants to help on a regular basis and we are delighted," Simon Carter, a spokesman for the association, said, adding that her involvement is likely to encourage others to volunteer.
A royal spokesman said most of her volunteering will probably be in North Wales, where she and William live while he serves as a helicopter rescue pilot. Like any volunteers working with children, the duchess, who turns 30 Monday, went through a criminal background check.
The other charities on the duchess' list are Action on Addiction, a group helping drug abusers, the East Anglia Children's Hospices, and two reflecting her background as an art history major -- the Art Room, which runs programs for children, and the National Portrait Gallery.
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