Duchess Kate reveals one of Princess Charlotte’s favourite toys just before her daughter’s birthday

By Zach Harper

Princess Charlotte turns four years old on Thursday (May 2), and her mom has just shared a very cute story about her adorable daughter. Kate visited the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families on Wednesday, and also opened the organization’s Pears Family School, an alternative school for kids who have difficulty in the mainstream education system.

While there, she connected a little girl named Narriyah and revealed one of Charlotte’s favourite pastimes: Playing with slime! “Charlotte, my daughter, she dropped hers on the floor and it was pink and ended brown and covered in so much mud,” Kate told the youngster, according to HELLO! UK. “It ends up all gooey, doesn’t it?”

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Charlotte isn’t the only royal who loves sticky slime. Just before last Christmas, the Daily Mail reported Charlotte and big brother Prince George were spotted with Kate in a shop near the Royal Family’s Sandringham Estate. “As I was looking at the shelves, I noticed a tall dark-haired lady further down the aisle and thought to myself, ‘I recognize that face,’” Sarah Daniels, who was also in the store at the time, told the publication. Sarah said George seemed particularly interested in dinosaur slime.

George and Charlotte always look like such happy children, and clearly have great parents! Photo: © Getty Images

“Then I heard George say, ‘Charlotte, pick that up,’ and the penny suddenly dropped as to who they were. It seemed like a lovely family outing for them the day before Christmas Eve,” Sarah continued. “We are used to all the pomp and ceremony that goes with the Royal Family, but it was great to see Kate shopping with her children in the kind of discount store the rest of us use.”

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Kate is known for her down-to-earth approach to parenting, and she and husband Prince William have repeatedly said they go out of their way to make sure their three children have as normal an upbringing as possible. In March, Kate revealed their youngest child Prince Louis, who turned one year old last week, had been trying to pull himself up on his feet, and had been “bombing around” with “little walkers” at home. So cute!

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