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Little girl asks Kate what it's like to be a princess – see her sweet response about husband Prince William

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Many a girl dream of becoming a princess, but for Kate it's her reality. When asked by one little girl what it was like to be a member of the royal family, Kate sweetly responded that she was "very well looked after" by her husband Prince William.

The Duchess was speaking to Daisy Benton, from Durham, during a visit to a hospice in Quidenham. She was making the visit as patron of the East Anglia's Children's Hospices charity.

Daisy's mum Michala revealed: "Daisy asked her what it was like to be a real princess and Kate said she's very well looked after by her husband. Daisy is four and absolutely loves princesses.

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"She was very down to earth and was happy to sit with Isabella," Isabella's mum said

"Kate also said about her kids that Charlotte and George run in different directions all the time. She was very down to earth and was happy to sit with Isabella."

Isabella is Michala's other daughter who has a number of neurological conditions including complex refractory epilepsy and global developmental delay. She sat down with Kate during the art therapy session, prompting giggles from the Duchess as she excitedly tipped an entire pot of pink glitter onto her picture.

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Kate was visiting EACH's hospice in Quidenham

Play specialist Rachel Turner, who was running the session, said afterwards: "I was worrying about not getting paint on her because Isabella, bless her, is very vigorous with the paint and the glitter. The Duchess was asking me questions and I wasn't quite concentrating, but hopefully my answers made sense. But she seemed to understand what our role is with the play."

Isabella's mum added: "Isabella is extremely sensory. She loves gloop, bubbles, mess, you name it."

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After the session, Kate took in the room full of toys and gesturing to some plastic dinosaurs, in what could have been a reference to her three-year-old son Prince George, she said: "I can see these going down very well with someone I might know."

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A little girl named Lily presented her with a drawing

Kate was visiting the hospice in Quidenham, Norfolk to raise awareness for the charity's £10m appeal. The charity is planning to build a new, much larger hospice in Framingham Earl to support more families in the area.

At the start of her visit Kate, who looked resplendent in an emerald green suit, was presented with flowers and gifts from local schoolchildren. One young girl named Lily handed the Duchess a drawing she had done of Kate wearing a floral dress. "Princess Kate, it is an honour to meet you," the sweet caption read.