Kate Middleton once had the best reaction when a child asked her if she was a Prince

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Prince William and Princess Kate are undoubtedly one of the most talked-about couples in the world. And following their role elevation over the past couple of years, it’s hardly surprising that the now Prince and Princess of Wales have made non-stop headlines. 

Their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis tend to get the world talking the most with their cute royal waves and official appearances. But this week, it was a heart-warming anecdote about Kate, Princess of Wales, that went viral, as a story resurfaced about her sweet reaction to a child's question. 

During a visit to Orkney Islands in 2021, a sweet moment was caught on video when a young boy asked Kate if she was "the Prince".

"Are you the Prince?" the boy asked, to which Kate laughed and replied: "I'm not the Prince, no".

She continued: "I'm the Duchess of Cambridge, but people call me Catherine".

The same children later asked Kate, "Are you the Princess?", to which she nodded and replied "Yes".

Unsurprisingly the hilarious video went viral, with followers delighted by Kate's kind response.

This resurfacing comes after another sweet anecdote about the Duchess from the past year, when Kate approached a young boy on a train, mistaking him from being lost.

Times columnist Matthew Syed was in the bathroom on a train to Birmingham when he heard a "nice" woman approach his son Ted who was waiting outside. It wasn't until he left the toilet that he realised that the woman in question was Kate Middleton.

"As I am doing my thing, I hear him talking to a woman in the vestibule. 'Are you here alone?' she asks. 'No, my dad is in there' – he says, pointing to the lavatory", Matthew Syed recalled in his column.

He described hearing them have a "whale of a time" and laughing together, but when he exited the toilet to thank the kind stranger, he realised it was the Duchess of Cambridge.

"'Did you realise who that was, son?' I ask him. 'No idea but she was really nice,' he responds."

Well, this is lovely.

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics. She has worked at Marie Claire UK for seven years, rising from intern to Features Editor and is now the most published Marie Claire writer of all time. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.