Kate Middleton's response to a little girl's question about princesses is going viral

This is lovely.

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This is lovely.

The Cambridges are one of the most talked-about families in the world, with Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis often stealing the limelight, from their royal waves to their official portraits, with Louis making his first official appearance (and royal wave) just last weekend.

This week however it was the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge who made news, visiting Cumbria to celebrate the work of local heroes, farmers, volunteers and those supporting the rural community.

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Set to spend the afternoon at Deepdale Hall Farm, the royals showed up in outdoor clothes, something that confused two young girls waiting for ‘the princess’.

‘It’s a princess. You love Princesses!’, the girls’ father told them as they seemed to get shy in the presence of royalty, going on to tell Kate, ’She wanted to know if you’d be wearing your Princess Elsa dress.’

‘I know. I’m sorry,’ Kate apologised for her lack of a ballgown. ‘I came in my trousers and my coat because I’m going to see some sheep.’

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Kate also complimented the girls on their plaits, informing them: ‘I tried to do a plait on Charlotte this morning, but it didn’t really work very well.’

Kate Middleton - yet again making being a princess relatable.

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