Kate Middleton reveals adorable details about Princess Charlotte as she meets 2-year-old girl with same name in Wales
THE PRINCESS of Wales has revealed a sweet detail about her daughter after meeting an adorable two-year-old with the same name.
Kate, 40, was delighted when she learned the Swansea girl had the same nickname as the royal mother’s seven-year-old daughter, Princess Charlotte.
Kate beamed as she spoke to the young girl, who was dressed in traditional Welsh attire.
She said to the youngster, “Is your name Charlotte?
“I also have a Charlotte.”
The princess seemed to add: “She is [Princess Charlotte’s] I have pigtails today.”
Royal fans gushed over the sweet moment, with one saying, “Ooh, she’s so caring for the kids.”
Another added: ‘Kids love it! She’s so sweet,” and one commented, “Little Charlotte is so adorable.”
This afternoon William and Kate stopped at Holyhead in Anglesey, North Wales, then traveled to Swansea, South West Wales.
After leaving Holyhead, the couple went to St Thomas’ Church in Swansea, which over the past two years has been transformed into a community centre.
The church now provides vital services to hundreds of people in the city, such as a non-profit cafe and facilities for the homeless, including food, showers and toilets.
William and Kate met volunteers who work at the church’s food bank and the Swansea Baby Basics initiative, which distributes essentials like toiletries and clothing to vulnerable mothers.
Kate has worked with baby banks before and in 2020 brought together 19 UK brands and retailers to donate over 10,000 new items to over 40 such banks across the country.
The Princess and William also spent time meeting members of the public gathered outside the church.
On their Welsh visit, a little boy was overwhelmed with excitement when he met William and Kate on their first visit to Wales in their new titles.
Theo Crompton, four, presented the Prince and Princess of Wales with a bouquet of flowers during their visit to RNLI Holyhead lifeboat station in Anglesey, North Wales.
The youngster looked delighted as he handed the flowers to the Princess of Wales and chatted with the royal family.
The royal couple had promised to surrender as soon as possible after the Queen’s death and return in the hope of beginning to “deepen the trust and respect” they have with the people of Wales.
While in Holyhead they visited the local RNLI lifeboat station where they met the crew, volunteers and some people who had already been rescued by the team.
It is one of the oldest lifeboat stations on the Welsh coast and over the years its members have received a total of 70 gallantry awards.
The princess looked delighted as she accepted the flowers from Leo.
Wills and Kate then wandered into the Holyhead Marine and Cafe Bar to meet people from local small businesses and organizations, including the Coast Guard and Sea Cadets.
Holyhead is just half an hour’s drive from the four-bedroom farmhouse the Prince and Princess rented as newlyweds on the Isle of Anglesey, or Ynys Mon, between 2010 and 2013 when William was an RAF search and rescue helicopter pilot.
Having made their first home together in Wales is part of the reason they say they have such “deep affection” for the country.
It is also where they raised their eldest son, Prince George, for the first few months of his life.
And that takes on added significance as eight-year-old William’s first royal engagement was in the Welsh capital of Cardiff with his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.
Kate and William tweeted after this afternoon’s visit: “Diolch Anglesey! What a welcome, great to be back.”
The couple’s last official visit to Wales was as Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Cardiff Castle in June, where rehearsals for the Platinum Jubilee concert were taking place.
It was the first official outing for their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, in the country, and the family was greeted by hundreds of well-wishers.
The siblings did not join their parents during Tuesday’s visit as they were in class at their new school in Berkshire.
We last saw Prince George and Princess Charlotte at the Queen’s funeral and they were both praised for their impeccable behavior.
William and Kate will now make more regular visits to Wales as part of their Prince and Princess roles, and are expected to return to the country before Christmas.
However, sources close to the couple have confirmed that there are still no plans for an investiture ceremony.
When an investiture takes place, it is unlikely to match the scale of the ceremony held for then Prince Charles at Caernarfon Castle in 1969, with William and Kate wanting a more low-key event.
A spokesperson for the couple said: “At this time they are focused on deepening the trust and respect they have with the people of Wales over time.”
William and Kate have spoken of wanting to use their position to stand up for the people of Wales and showcase the country to the world.
In a statement, they said they would “do their part to support the aspirations of the Welsh people and highlight both the challenges and the opportunities before them”.
They added that they would serve as Prince and Princess of Wales “with humility and great respect”.