KATE Middleton giggled as a little boy presented her with a bouquet of flowers before quickly hiding behind his mum in a burst of shyness.
The Duchess of Cambridge, 37, was visiting a children’s development centre in London when the sweet young boy suffered stage fright.
Kate made an effort to speak to each member of staff at the entrance of Sunshine House Children and Young People’s Health and Development centre in Camberwell.
After shaking his mum’s hand, she knelt down to chat to the boy, who wearily
She wore a navy polka dot blouse with high-waisted wide leg black trousers, which highlight her enviable figure and black chunky heels.
The Duchess had her hair down and tucked behind her ears to keep it out of her way as she spoke to different staff members and mothers.
Kate met Chloe Koroma, 22, who is helped by the voluntary home visiting programme Family Nurse Partnership (FNP).
Ms Koroma’s four-year-old son Oliver presented the duchess with a posy when she first arrived, and she later sat down with other parents to chat with Kate about the help they receive from the service.
The full-time mother said later: “It was lovely meeting the duchess. She asked how old Oliver is and what football shirt he was wearing.
“She said children grow up so quickly and she can’t believe George is six already.”
George was pictured walking into school with his parents on September 5, with little sister Princess Charlotte, four, starting her first day in the classroom.
Kate has an interest in the early years development of children and made the visit to learn more about the FNP initiative.
Mothers are partnered with a specially-trained family nurse who visits them regularly, from early pregnancy until their child is two.
The centre is part of the Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) where parents aged 24 and under, will get personal support from voluntary nurses.
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The programme helps young mothers to have a healthy pregnancy, improve their child’s health and development, and reach their goals and aspirations.
Ms Koroma, whose son was wearing a Huddersfield Town top as his uncle Josh plays for the team, added: “My nurse Debbie was a fantastic support throughout my pregnancy. She was always there for me and gave me lots of advice and guidance.
“I have bi-polar and following the pregnancy I suffered from postnatal depression so I really appreciated her support. I no longer use the service but I’m still in touch with Debbie as she was a big part of my life.”
Kate is a patron of the children’s hospital Evelina London, which delivers the FNP scheme in the London borough of Southwark.
Kate greets staff at the entrance of the centre in South London[/caption]
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