Talk about a royal dream team! Prince William and Kate Middleton traveled to the English city of Coventry on Tuesday, Jan. 16, kicking off the whistle-stop tour with a visit to the famed Coventry Cathedral — the city’s original, 15th-century cathedral which was destroyed by German bombers during WWII in 1940. It was there that Kate — who is expecting her third little prince or princess in April — proved her parenting prowess, after spotting a rather sick looking little boy amongst the crowds of people who had turned out to celebrate the royal visit.
The youngster in question, a 10-year-old student named Craig Skipper, had been waiting for three hours in the cold to catch a glimpse of the beloved royal. “Princess Kate came over and give him a sick bag, our little Craig,” Carole Flynn, a learning mentor at Corpus Christi primary school said, according to People. “I think he was a little bit overcome.”
Kate on Jan. 16. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
“He went quite pale,” Carole continued. “She came over to speak to him and noticed he was not very well. She asked if he was okay. She bent down and was concerned.” Wearing a bright pink coat by Mulberry (a piece we saw twice during her pregnancy with Princess Charlotte — and a subtle hint she could be expecting another daughter perhaps?), Kate sprang into action after a brief chat with the pint-sized royal enthusiast.
She discreetly secured a paper bag from her security personnel and handed it to the young man just in case any, uh, you know, accidents were to occur. “It was lovely of her,” Carole told the publication. “She really took time with him. You can tell she is a mom, and has got that caring side.” Luckily, we hear the bag wasn’t needed!
Kate, 36, and William, 35, dropped by a variety of locations while visiting the picturesque region. They stopped in at Rising Cafe, a local restaurant that aims to provide work and training for young people overcoming drug and alcohol addictions, Coventry University, and a youth services center that works with young people living in “challenging circumstances.”
It’s certainly a busy time of year for the royal duo! The doting parents are currently preparing to visit Norway and Sweden on an official royal tour from Tuesday, Jan. 30, to Friday, Feb. 2. Their trip will consist of many routine activities like meeting and dining with fellow royals, walkabouts, and viewing galleries and gardens. But the Swedes have also decided to bump it up a notch. Injecting their portion of the trip with Hollywood royalty, the couple are expected to rub shoulders with stars Stellan Skarsgård and Alicia Vikander during a swanky black-tie dinner at the residence of the British Ambassador. Norwegian fans needn’t worry though, William and Kate will be dazzled by Oslo’s stunning views, complete with a ski jump at Holmenkollen and a visit at the Hartvig Nissen School, where the popular teen drama Skam is filmed.
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased to share a new photograph of their family. The image features on Their Royal Highnesses’ Christmas card this year. The photograph shows The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their two children at Kensington Palace. It was taken earlier this year by @chrisjacksongetty Their Royal Highnesses have also announced this morning that Princess Charlotte will attend the Willcocks Nursery School in London from January 2018. The Willcocks Nursery School has said: “We are delighted that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen the Willcocks Nursery School for Princess Charlotte. We look forward to welcoming Charlotte to our nursery in January.”
A Kensington Palace spokesperson shared, “The Duke and Duchess are keen to experience a taste of the Scandinavian way of life for themselves, and to see how people of all generations battle the elements to make the most of their surroundings, whether ice-skating in Stockholm’s local parks, or skiing off-piste in the hills that surround Oslo.” Adding, “The UK’s links with each country are extensive, and Their Royal Highnesses are looking forward to building a lasting friendship with the people of both Sweden and Norway.” It’s believed Prince George and Princess Charlotte will remain at home due to their schooling.
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This post was written by Candice Mehta-Culjak. It originally appeared on our sister site, Now to Love.