Duchess Kate has the best reaction when a girl tells her she doesn't look like a 'real princess'

By Heather Cichowski

Duchess Kate was back in Wales, along with Prince William, for a busy day featuring three royal engagements on Feb. 4, but the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge still made time to interact with royals fans – especially young ones! Kate had a sweet experience with a young girl named Annabel while visiting the RNLI Mumbles Lifeboat Station in The Mumbles, an area near Swansea.

The three-year-old was reportedly excited to meet a member of the Royal Family, according to her mother, Rhian Costello. Luckily for little Annabel, she was able to say hello to the duchess shortly after the Cambridges arrived at the pier.

"I said to [Kate] that Annabel was really excited to meet a real princess," Rhian explained to People. "And she said, 'I'm sorry I'm not wearing a pretty dress today.'

"Annabel then said that she thought she'd look like Cinderella," her mom revealed.

Kate took time to talk to many fans, including this sweet girl who gave her flowers. Photo: © Ben Birchall - WPA Pool/ Getty Images

This isn't the first time Kate has had such an exchange with a youngster! While visiting Cumbria in June 2019, one little girl was a bit confused by what Kate was wearing. The Duchess of Cambridge was decked out in a Troy London UK jacket, jeans and See by Chloe boots, ready for a day at the farm.

Kate's outfit prompted the girl's father to say to the duchess, "She wanted to know if you'd be wearing your Princess Elsa dress." He was, of course, referring to one of the characters in Frozen.

"I know. I'm sorry," Kate adorably said. "I came in my trousers and my coat because I'm going to see some sheep."

MORE: Duchess Kate apologizes to little girl for not wearing her 'Princess Elsa dress'

The Duchess of Cambridge might not have been out in an elaborate gown this week, like the Alexander McQueen dress she recently wore to the 2020 BAFTAs, but she looked beautiful and likely got royals fans excited for Valentine's Day thanks to her red and pink accents.

PHOTOS: Duchess Kate and Prince William visit south Wales

Kate sported a long navy coat by Hobbs with a striking red Zara dress. She accessorized with a pink and red heart-print scarf for a touch of romance, plus a red Mulberry clutch and tall Stuart Weitzman black boots. She wore her beloved oak leaf earrings by Asprey London.

Kate stepped out ahead of Valentine's Day in a pink and red heart-print scarf. Photo: © Samir Hussein/WireImage

After the Cambridges visited the RNLI Mumbles Lifeboat Station, the couple headed on to Port Talbot to visit Tata Steel, the UK's largest steel plant. They will make their final stop at the Bulldogs Development Centre, a partnership between Bulldogs Boxing & Community Activities and Port Talbot Amateur Boxing that helps young people use boxing to boost their mental health.

Want another scoop? The Duchess of Cambridge was very happy to speak to four girls while visiting Joe's Ice Cream Parlour. Photo: © ARTHUR EDWARDS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

The couple also made a pit stop at Joe's Ice Cream Parlour in The Mumbles, where the British winter didn't stop them from enjoying some delicious frozen treats and engaging with young ice cream fans!

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