This is the sweet moment Kate and William rushed through Kensington Palace to greet their children

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    The Cambridges are one of the most talked-about families in the world, but while the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spend the most time in front of the cameras, it’s their children that really steal the limelight.

    From Princess Charlotte’s signature sass and Prince George’s cheeky grin to their royal waves when meeting their brother, Prince Louis, these toddlers never fail to make news. And judging by Prince Louis’ first royal appearance at Trooping the Colour, he seems to take after his siblings.

    This week however it was the whole family that made news, after footage was released of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge racing back through Kensington Palace gardens to greet their children after their official visit to Cumbria.

    The children can be seen waiting for their parents and some Twitter users are speculating that they can hear Charlotte giggling and calling ‘Mama’.

    The Duke and Duchess had been in Cumbria to celebrate the work of local heroes, farmers, volunteers and those supporting the rural community.

    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.’

    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.’

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