The Duchess of Cambridge took the opportunity to chat all things George and Charlotte at a science-themed tea-party at a London school on Tuesday.
Fossils and tea
Kate was at the Natural History Museum with kids from Oakington Manor Primary School, celebrating a new Dippy the Diplodocus touring exhibition. She took part in dinosaur crafts and a fossil dig, and spoke to young tea party guests about her own little boy’s penchant for dinosaurs.
“She said George likes the T Rex because he is the biggest and the loudest,” 10-year-old Edouarda said, People reports.
“She was asking us if we knew the story of Curious George [a monkey in a children’s book] and how he climbed up on the diplodocus. Everyone did,” 10-year-old Amani explained.
Volcanoes and playdates
The kids were not backwards in coming forwards, quizzing the Duchess about royal life and being a mum.
“We asked her about her home lifestyle and her children. She said that Charlotte is very chatty and likes doing playdates with George. George is interested in dinosaurs and volcanoes,” Amani says.
Museum director, Sir Michael Dixon revealed that Kate had been to the museum before, on private visits with her kids.
“George would have loved to come today. She remarked on the fact that as her children get older she is going to have to mug up on the names of the dinosaurs. I said, ‘Don’t worry, the children will make you do that.’”
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The Duchess also gave a speech in which she praised the incredible young people and all they have achieved. "Tonight, we are celebrating the truly remarkable work taking place across Place2Be schools in support of children’s mental health," HRH said. "Without many of the inspiring people gathered here this evening, countless children would not receive the transformational support in their schools. It is because of so many of you, that in their time of need, children have the help, care and attention that will get them through tough times in their lives. "You have not only faced challenges but you've had the resilience to overcome them. You have also, in your willingness to have open conversations, become young mental health pioneers."
A royal tradition
Dixon says that Kate shares a love of the natural world with the rest of the royal family.
“She is actually very knowledgeable on the natural world and passionate about oceans. She is a keen scuba diver. She is very, very keen to engage more with the museum and its collections,” he said.
Kate was on hand to help Dixon cut the ribbon on Dippy the Diplodocus’ national tour, aimed at teaching kids more about the prehistoric world.