Princess Kate Leaves a 2-Year-Old Speechless in Kensington

20 Jan 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Duchess of Cambridge looks radiant in baby blue coat.

In response, an understanding Kate, 33, who wore a baby blue coat by maternity designer Seraphine, told him, “I would be shy as well,” as the boy’s mother, Tracy Samuels, presented the Duchess with the bouquet of white lilacs and nasturtiums. A bashful two-year-old tries to run away and hide after being overcome by an attack of shyness while presenting flowers to Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge He had spent all weekend practising for his big moment presenting a bouquet to the Duchess of Cambridge, but when two-year-old Ryan Dixon came face to face with the Royal guest, he had a sudden attack of shyness. After a quiet weekend spent with husband Prince William and little Prince George at her parents’ home in Bucklebury, Kate came to London’s Kensington neighborhood to meet with volunteers and beneficiaries of the charity Family Friends.

Although Kensington is known for its fabulously wealthy residents and its palace, it also has areas of deprivation, so Family Friends provides mentoring services to families in need. “My children are happy and healthy, I have finished my degree and gone back to work. She then continued on to the Kensington Aldridge Academy where she was welcomed by a crowd of cheering children, many waving Union flags, before completing her morning with a visit to the newly reopened Kensington Leisure Centre. Wearing a £99 maternity dress by Seraphine and a £195 pale blue coat from the same brand, she stepped out of her car at 10am and was greeted by excited staff. Ryan Dixon, a two-year-old described as ‘usually boisterous’ by his blushing mother, took one look at the Duchess, exclaimed ‘No no, Mummy, no no Mummy’ and ran away. She also stopped by the school’s Creates Hub for young entrepreneurs, and met students who are designing items for sale at nearby Portobello Road Market, Notting Hill.

As the Duchess left, Ryan, one of only two children at the event, was called forward but it quickly became clear he was daunted by the task as his mother tried to coax him along. Next, she was set to open the neighboring leisure center that’s been built on the same spot as an old pool where William, 32, and his brother Prince Harry, learned to swim. She’s expected to join her parents for a family winter vacation in the Caribbean next week, as mum Carole is set to mark her 60th birthday on Mustique. The Middletons make annual holidays to the sunshine island – last year Kate took George for the first time, while the previous year she and William had a babymoon there. Miss Samuels, who works as a care team supervisor at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, home of the Chelsea pensioners, is a veteran of royal occasions, having the Queen, Princess Royal and Countess of Wessex when they have visited her workplace.

She spent time chatting to Miss Samuels and Ryan as she toured the room talking to each volunteer and family in turn. ‘The Duchess was asking how I coped after Ryan was born,’ said Miss Samuels. ‘I told her I was very depressed and I was even thinking about suicide, but my mentor got me right back on track. As for William, he is currently hitting the books, doing his commercial pilots’ license exams before on-board training for his air ambulance job that begins in the spring. She went on to her second engagement of the day, opening a new school, where the theme continued as a baby burst into tears on being introduced to her.

She also gave a group of children a nice surprise when she appeared unexpectedly in class before circling the room and chatting to the youngsters about their studies. Larter, who already has 3½-year-old son Theodore with writer hubby Hayes MacArthur, first announced the news in early August and later confessed to PEOPLE that she has a game plan for avoiding sibling rivalry. “We’re definitely working him, bribing him, whatever we have to do to make sure he doesn’t sneak into that crib and dangle that baby by its feet,” she joked of prepping her son for big brotherhood.

Mrs Benson said: “It has been fantastic – it’s like giving birth twice.” During her tour of the school the Duchess met children in reading groups, including one 11-year-old girl reading a book called How To Avoid A Wombat’s Bum. After visiting one classroom for a geography lesson, the Duchess visited another where the pupils were learning history. “What is your favourite school food?” she asked them. “Fish and chips,” replied one boy. The daughter of Hall of Fame hockey player Wayne Gretzky and her pro golfer fiancé confirmed their baby news on Instagram in September with a photo of Gretzky cradling her baby bump.

The couple of three years might not know the baby’s gender yet, but they already have the little one’s godfather selected: Seymour’s ex, Simon Cowell, who offered up his services. “I was like, ‘Okay,’ and he said, ‘I’m serious,'” she recalled. “It kind of makes sense since I’m [his son] Eric’s godmother.” For anyone hoping that the actress and director’s next big collaboration would be another installment in the Resident Evil franchise, well, that won’t be the case. Jovovich – who in August, confirmed the couple is expecting baby No. 2 – joked on Facebook, “We didn’t think pregnancy and zombie killing are the best combo!” Girl power! Her second has seen her do the same, with today’s coat and £95 blue and green floral dress coming hot on the heels of the purple boucle wool coat by the brand which she wore on the first day of her visit to New York in December. Some celebrities nominate other stars for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but the Bridesmaids actor and his British TV presenter wife took a different approach in August by nominating a very special person: their future “baby O’Porter.” Following the reveal of Porter’s baby bump, she poured water on her belly. “So brave!” O’Dowd cheered.

Although it is in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, North Kensington has extensive pockets of deprivation and the royal’s series of engagements have been designed to highlight the work going on to combat it. The Aldridge Academy, which sits in a deprived part of North Kensington, is one of a series of new schools designed to boost the life chances of poorer pupils and boasts sponsors that include Charterhouse School and the Royal Academy of Dance. It is also sponsored by the Aldridge Foundation, a charity that aims to help young people achieve their potential via education and performing arts – once again dovetailing with the Duchess’ own interests.

Although much of her philanthropic work is channelled through the Royal Foundation, which was set up by the Duchess, the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry in 2009, Kate is also patron of a number of charities. And she used social media to her advantage for the big reveal. “#tbt to the place where Michael asked me to marry him, and this past year where we stood as a family of three! The country singer slyly revealed he’s going to be a dad again during a concert in September when he changed a lyric in his tune “Sinners Like Me” from, “Give my dad a grandson of his own,” to “Give my dad another grandson of his own.” Baby-to-be will join the couple’s son Boone McCoy, 3. Shortly after telling PEOPLE she and husband Scott Stuber were working on expanding their family, the model and actress took to her website to share the big news. “Scott, Brooks, and I are welcoming a fourth member to our little family – our second child!” Sims wrote in September, alongside a photo with her 2-year-old son. “I absolutely cannot wait to see what life will be like as a mother to a toddler and a newborn,” she added.

The model mom will soon have one more baby to add to her brood: PEOPLE confirmed in October that Simmons is expecting a child with her investment banker husband, Tim Leissner. This is the fashion mogul’s fourth child: She is already mom to daughters Ming, 14, and Aoki, 12, with Russell Simmons, and 5-year-old son Kenzo with Djimon Hounsou.

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