How about a dose of pure delight on your Monday morning? Behold these pictures of Kate Middleton taking a twirl with none other than Paddington Bear.
William and Harry were there too, but we kinda feel like the duchess and the bear from deepest, darkest Peru had eyes only for each other.
This was actually a surprise appearance on Kate’s part, as she’s been reluctant to commit to any official royal engagements while she’s still dealing with extreme morning sickness in her third pregnancy.
The royal trio were of course at the bear’s namesake station in London, there to depart on 1920’s steam engines along with a bunch of children associated with some kid’s charities the royals support.
And one more detail: Kate wore an Orla Kiely dress.
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