Kate Middleton Apologized to a Royal Fan for This Hilarious Reason

Since marrying Prince William in April 2011, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge has embraced life in the spotlight. The mother-of-three has found her passions within her royal patronages, and the British public and press have welcomed her with open arms.

One of the things that Middleton most loves is being able to work with children. As a mother to little ones, she understands their curiosity and delight, and only wants to nurture and foster that in our face-paced world.

During many of her royal appearances, the Duchess of Cambridge interacts with children. In fact, she just had to apologize to a tiny royal fan for one hilarious reason.

Kate Middleton has a very traditional approach to royal life

Middleton has been able to find her footing within the traditional confines of the British royal family. It can certainly be a challenging role. However, because the duchess and Prince William dated for nearly ten years before they wed — Middleton was well prepared.

Royal commentator Rupert Bell explained, “In a way, Kate is a traditional, English rose as it were.” More than that, “She knows the importance of the institution and her role to play,” an insider told People. “She knows that being a member of the royal family is a bit like having a contract, you sign on the dotted line and you deliver Kate is in her element right now, she’s really stuck at it and persevered with what she believes in.”

Middleton has also learned how to work well alongside her husband, Prince William. “They have different roles, but they come together as a team,” the royal source explained to People. “They are a great double act. People make much of William giving the big speeches, but Kate is there too, asking questions of presidents and their wives. These things are easier when they are side-by-side.”

The Duchess of Cambridge explained why working with children is her passion

With a focus on early childhood education and development — the duchess has a lot of patience for little ones. In fact, during a visit to Northern Ireland last year, Middleton told a little girl why she loved being “a princess.”

“I love meeting special kiddies like you. I meet lots of different people, it’s really… it’s really great,” she said. “I love working with young people. Everyone’s so brave and strong in some of the places we go meet. It’s very nice to meet you.”

This is the hilarious reason Kate Middleton just apologized to a little girl

During a recent visit to South Wales, the duchess wore a long navy coat by Hobbs, a red and white scarf by Beulah and a Zara maxi dress. She looked very much in the spirit of Valentine’s Day. However, one tiny royal fan was not amused.

Rhian Costello spoke to People about her little girl Annabel being disappointed that the duchess was not wearing a princess dress. “I said to her (Kate) that Annabel was really excited to meet a real princess,” Costello explained. “And [Kate] said, ‘I’m sorry I’m not wearing a pretty dress today.’ Annabel then said that she thought she’d look like Cinderella.”

Thankfully, Annabel was still delighted by the duchess despite her attire.