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Kids: Kate doesn't look like a princess

2011-11-21 15:18
 
London - Primary school pupils didn't think Kate Middleton looked "like a princess" when she visited them recently.

The Duchess of Cambridge went to find out more about The Art Room - an art therapy charity she is thinking of representing - at the primary school where their London branch is based.

The casually dressed royal was taken on a tour to see the charity's work at the Robert Blair Primary School, before meeting pupils and posing for a picture, but some seemed confused by her wearing a jumper and jeans.

A woman who had come to the school to collect her three-year-old brother told The Mail on Sunday newspaper: "The children had been told by the headmaster, Mr Miller, and the deputy headmaster, Mr Murphy, that a real-life princess was coming to the school.

"They were so excited and were all told to wait in the car park to see her. "When she came out of The Art Room after the visit, she posed for a picture and waved at the children.

'Where's her dress?'

"Some of the little ones were very confused. They were saying things like, 'She doesn't look like a princess. Where's her dress?' They didn't believe it was the princess they had seen on the television."

Despite the school staff's comments, Catherine is, in fact, a Duchess and not a princess, but she is said to have been impressed by the charity's work at the school.

The Art Room works with children aged between five to 16 who are disruptive or have learning difficulties and aims to "increase self-esteem, self-confidence and independence through art."

Confirming the visit, a spokesperson for Catherine said: "It was one of a number of meetings, part of the Duchess getting to know the charitable sector. The Art Room wrote to her and caught her eye. She went to find out more about their work."

- BangShowBiz

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