Kate Middleton and Prince William have been keeping busy this week, from meeting schoolchildren to mixing (virtually) with Hollywood at Holyrood.
The royal couple are currently on a royal visit to Scotland and have already visited their old university, where they first met 20 years ago, St Andrews, driven up north to the isle of Orkney and hosted a drive-in cinema experience for NHS workers.
During their trip the couple have met with local fisherman in Fife and planted a tree in the grounds of St Andrews. In Orkney, the couple visited the European Marine Energy Centre to discuss the centre's marine renewable energy facility. There, the Duchess of Cambridge found herself interrogated by some schoolchildren, including one little boy who asked if she was a 'prince'.
'I'm not a Prince no,' the mother-of-three replied. 'I'm the Duchess of Cambridge but lots of
people call me Catherine.' The royal then asked a little girl stood next to her classmate if she was a princess, to which she adorably shook her head and said, 'no'.
Earlier this month, on a phone call with a five-year-old participant of her 'Hold Still' lockdown photography project about princesses and princess dresses. Mila, who was shielding during the pandemic as she was undergoing chemotherapy, asked the Duchess if she was wearing a princess costume to which the royal said she wasn't but when she eventually met Mila would wear pink as it was the youngster's favourite colour.
On Wednesday evening, the couple's drive-in experience took place at the palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen's official residence in Edinburgh. The Duchess of Cambridge acknowledged the importance of the location as she delivered a speech thanking Her Majesty for granting permission for use of the palace.
The couple arrived at the drive-in experience themselves in a 1966 Land Rover which belonged to the Duke of Cambridge's grandfather, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and had been loaned to them by the Queen for the occasion.
Days before the screening, on May 25, the royal couple chatted to the stars of the Disney film, Emma Stone - who plays the iconic villainess - and Emma Thompson via Zoom.
Thompson and Stone discussed the film, including their favourite parts of shooting the project in London, and Stone noted that she rode a motorcycle in front of Buckingham Palace in one scene.
'We should have had you stopped, Emma,' Prince William joked before the Oscar winner retorted: 'I know, I really got away with it.'
For the drive-in cinema night, which saw the royals park up alongside the NHS worker guests - who were all being thanked for their tireless contribution in Scottish hospitals and places of care during the pandemic - the Duchess of Cambridge paid homage to Scotland in a tartan coat by Holland and Cooper, deep emerald heels by Manolo Blahnik and sapphire blue earrings loaned by the Queen.
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