Kate Middleton hugs a young boy in Newcastle

Kate Middleton made Terry Campbell's day when she gave him a hug in Newcastle

Kate Middleton is becoming a pro at royal visits and, even though Prince William couldn’t be with her for today’s trip to Newcastle, the Duchess of Cambridge didn’t leave the people of the city disappointed.

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As Kate greeted the crowds outside Newcastle’s Civic Centre she made her way along to a group of school children who had been waiting all morning for a glimpse of the Royal.

Among them was 10-year-old Terry Campbell who had vowed to get a hug from Kate – maybe even a kiss. 

Little Terry wasn’t disappointed and as Kate approached him he held his arms out wide, prompting Kate to ask: ‘Am I going to get a cuddle as well?’

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Kate Middleton then didn’t give it a second’s thought before leaning over the safety barrier and hugging the young boy.

When asked how it felt to have a cuddle with the Duchess of Cambridge, the youngster said: It was good. I never actually thought it would happen. I can’t believe she hugged me back.

‘She was everything I thought she would be. She was really nice.’

Kate wore a red Whistles dress with a plum-coloured coat over the top, the same one she wore at Sandringham on Christmas Day. The coat is by an independent dressmaker.

Prince William couldn’t join Kate Middleton on the visit to Newcastle as he was attending the funeral of his former nanny Olga Powell.

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