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The Cambridges are undoubtedly one of the most talked-about families in the world. And following their role elevation over the past couple of years, it’s hardly surprising that Prince William and Kate Middleton have made non-stop headlines.
Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis tend to get the world talking the most with their sweet royal waves and recent appearances at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. And Kate herself is no stranger to royal headlines, from the announcement that she’s entering the world of publishing to her handy face mask trick.
This week, it was a heart-warming anecdote about the Duchess that went viral, as a story resurfaced about her sweet reaction to a child’s question.
During a visit to Orkney Islands last summer, a sweet moment was caught on video when a young boy asked Kate if she was “the Prince”.
“Are you the Prince?” the boy asked, to which Kate laughed and replied: “I’m not the Prince, no”.
She continued: “I’m the Duchess of Cambridge, but people call me Catherine”.
The same children later asked Kate, “Are you the Princess?”, to which she nodded and replied “Yes”.
Unsurprisingly the hilarious video is going viral, with followers delighted by Kate’s kind response.
This resurfacing comes after another sweet anecdote about the Duchess from this week, when Kate approached a young boy on a train, mistaking him from being lost.
Times columnist Matthew Syed was in the bathroom on a train to Birmingham when he heard a “nice” woman approach his son Ted who was waiting outside. It wasn’t until he left the toilet that he realised that the woman in question was Kate Middleton.
“As I am doing my thing, I hear him talking to a woman in the vestibule. ‘Are you here alone?’ she asks. ‘No, my dad is in there’ – he says, pointing to the lavatory”, Matthew Syed recalled in his column.
He described hearing them have a “whale of a time” and laughing together, but when he exited the toilet to thank the kind stranger, he realised it was the Duchess of Cambridge.
“‘Did you realise who that was, son?’ I ask him. ‘No idea but she was really nice,’ he responds.”
Well, this is lovely.