The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met an old school and university friend as they visited the fishing village of Pittenweem. As the royal couple ate chilled langoustines, crab and lobster, William recognised Jack Elles of the Harbour Café in Elie, who laid on the food. William and Kate also met local families and a group of nursery school children who presented them with a special card. Report by Matt Blair.
Kate Middleton was quizzed by an inquisitive group of children about her royal status during her visit to Scotland this week.
During a stop at the European Marine Energy Centre in Stromness on Tuesday, Kate and Prince William stopped to talk with a group of school children. The royal mom of three bent down to speak with the boys and girls, answering their questions.
"Are you a prince?" one little boy asked Kate, 39.
"I'm not a Prince. I'm the Duchess of Cambridge," she replied. "Lots of people call me Catherine."
A little girl shouted out, "She's a princess!" Kate then asked her, "Are you? Are you a princess?" The girl nodded, prompting Kate to respond, "Aww, you look like one in your beautiful pink coat."
Kate Middleton Keeps her Promise and Wears Pink for Mila'
The Duchess of Cambridge has kept her promise to a five-year-old girl who wanted to meet a princess dressed in pink. Kate met little Mila Sneddon and her family at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.
Mila, who is undergoing chemotherapy for leukaemia, was featured in a picture from Kate's lockdown photographic project and came to symbolise isolation during the pandemic after she was pictured kissing her home's kitchen window as her father stood outside.
Kate Middleton is keeping her promise! The Duchess of Cambridge had a tea party with Mila, a 5-year-old cancer survivor, during her visit to Scotland and she wore a special color to the occasion—pink! The 39-year-old talked to Mila over the phone last fall after her photograph was chosen to be featured in the “Hold Still” project. Mila’s conversation with Kate was featured in the first official video on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s YouTube channel. During the call, the royal mom promised to wear pink, Mila’s favorite color, when she met her. The Duchess pulled through on her promise and wore a floor length pink dress and matching pink mask to her tea party with Mila. The 5-year-old also wore a blush pink sparkly dress, pink shoes and tiara for her special day.
The royal mom used her artistic skills to thank the people of Scotland that she and Prince William met during their royal tour of the country this week. Kate, who has a degree in art history from the University of St. Andrews, shared an impressive sketch of the couple's college town where they met and fell in love on a thank you note.
"To the people, communities and organisations we visited and heard from; and those who stopped to wave and make our return to Scotland so special — thank you!" the message on the card said. It was signed from simply "William and Catherine."
Kensington Palace revealed that Kate's sketch was from 2002, three years before she graduated from the university.
While this is the first time a drawing by Kate has been shared with the public, the royal is well known for her photography skills — often starring her three children: Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis!
A highlight of Prince William and Kate's tour was their return to their university town, which included talking with students about their well-being amid the coronavirus pandemic and having an al fresco lunch of fish and chips from the Anstruther Fish Bar.