Mother-of-three Kate, 37, admitted it ‘hadn’t gone very well’ when she tried to give her four-year-old daughter plaits while speaking to a girl, three, and her family on Deepdale Hall Farm in Patterdale.
Bending down to admire the blonde girl’s hair, she said: ‘I love your plaits. They’re so pretty,’ before asking who had styled her hair so neatly.
The Duchess of Cambridge revealed the struggle she faced styling Princess Charlotte’s hair during an outing in Cumbria yesterday. Pictured, in the market town of Keswick
Mother-of-three Kate, 37, admitted it ‘hadn’t gone very well’ when she tried to give her daughter plaits. Pictured, Charlotte smiling in a photo released to mark her birthday this year
‘I tried to do a plait with Charlotte this morning but it didn’t really work very well,’ Kate continued. ‘You look very smart. You look lovely.’
The Duchess’s comments will strike a chord with parents everywhere.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the farm on their final stop of a busy day of engagements in Cumbria.
Speaking to other parents in the market town of Keswick earlier in the day, Kate told how much Charlotte was looking forward to starting school this September.
The couple also spoke of how much the region means to them as a family.
Helping hand! The Duchess of Cambridge got stuck in and helped shear sheep during a visit to Deepdale Hall Farm in Patterdale, Cumbria
Cambridges in the country: William and Kate on Deepdale Hall Farm in Patterdale, left, and Kate tries her hand at shearing
Schoolboy Jack Mumberson, 11, said after meeting the couple: ‘She [the Duchess of Cambridge] said that her children love coming here and walking in the fells.
‘She told us how nice the Lake District was and how lucky we were to live so close to the mountains.’
Another well-wisher said afterwards: ‘She [the Duchess of Cambridge] said that it was raining a lot and was a long way from their home in Norfolk, but they love it here.’
It takes two: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge help repair a dry stone wall at Deepdale Hall Farm, in Cumbria, yesterday
Owners of the farm gave the the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge a guided tour during their visit to the farm