Kate Middleton spent some time with schoolchildren on a camping trip earlier this week, and the Duchess of Cambridge even got her hands dirty when the kids were taught how to gut a fish, People reported.

Middleton, 30, was a good sport about Wednesday's event, which she led and helped host, the magazine said. The activities included an evening of games and a barbeque on a beach near her home in North Wales.

The Scouts' activities included crabbing and fishing, People reported. The youngsters were instructed how to clean (or gut) a fish for cooking.

She helped organize an outdoor activities evening for the local Scouts on the beach, a spokesman told the magazine. 

The duchess has been quietly working with local Scouts for months and has been offering an evening out of her week every time she is home in Angelsey, the magazine said.

The Scouts spokesman told the magazine, It's traditional at the end of term that Scout groups celebrate the Scouting year and look forward to the next one. Without volunteers like the duchess, events like this could not take place.

The Duchess of Cambridge was recently in the news after pictures from her honeymoon 14 months ago with Prince William leaked onto the Internet.

Middleton was shown on the cover of Woman's Day, an Australian tabloid, in a teeny black bikini and holding hands with her husband. 

Needless to say, Buckingham Palace wasn't thrilled with the photos. Tom Sykes, royal-watcher for the Daily Beast, noted that the newlyweds were hoping for some privacy on their getaway.

At the time of their honeymoon, the royal couple made it clear that they were desperate to have a truly private vacation, he wrote. Several newspapers knew the location of the honeymoon, North Island in the Seychelles, where Kate and William's beachside bungalow cost $5,000 per night, but agreed not to send photographers at the request of the palace.

Gutting fish and strolling down the beach in a skimpy bikini, do you think Kate Middleton is starting to reveal her down-to-earth nature?