Kate Middleton Spots Age 10 Boy in Crowd. Takes One Look at Face, Knows He Needs Help


Once a parent, always a parent — as demonstrated by Prince William and Kate Middleton during a visit to the English countryside on Jan. 16.

Even when it’s cold, even when the to-do list is long, it seems the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge can’t help but put the needs of children first.

Prince William and Kate Middleton visited the city of Coventry, about 110 miles northwest of London. A sea of excited schoolchildren had been waiting hours, outside in the cold, to glimpse the royal couple.

Amid the sea of faces clamoring for their attention, Princess Kate fixated on a young boy who appeared to be in distress.

Mother’s instincts kicked in, as the Duchess stopped and spoke softly to the boy, asking if he was okay.

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The boy was 10-year-old Craig Skipper, a student at Corpus Christi primary school.

The three hours he’d spent waiting in the cold, combined with the excitement of seeing the royal couple, had apparently taken its toll on his body.

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“Princess Kate came over and give him a sickbag, our little Craig,” gushed Carole Flynn, a primary school learning mentor. “I think he was a little bit overcome.”

Princess Kate had noticed his pale little face and thought he might be sick.

After speaking with the boy, Princess Kate asked one of her bodyguards to bring Craig a brown paper bag, just in case he did get sick.

“It was lovely of her,” Flynn expressed. “She really took time with him. You can tell she is a mom, and has got that caring side.”

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Prince William, meanwhile, was handling a delicate parenting situation of his own. A little girl was crying, and the prince stopped to find out why.

The chilled little girl desperately wanted a hot chocolate. Prince William managed to calm her down, asking her if he should order her a hot chocolate with marshmallows before he left.

The Duke and Duchess won over the group of children with their authentic, down-to-earth selves.

Nine-year-old Mia Ramin, a student at the local Sacred Heart School, gave her two cents on the royal couple’s cheerful demeanor:

“They didn’t seem like people who are too busy for other people,” Mia chimed. “She seemed really nice.”

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A graduate of Grand Canyon University, Kim Davis has been writing for The Western Journal since 2015, focusing on lifestyle stories.
Kim Davis began writing for The Western Journal in 2015. Her primary topics cover family, faith, and women. She has experience as a copy editor for the online publication Thoughtful Women. Kim worked as an arts administrator for The Phoenix Symphony, writing music education curriculum and leading community engagement programs throughout the region. She holds a degree in music education from Grand Canyon University with a minor in eating tacos.
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