Kate Middleton showed her caring side during an unlikely conversation outside a train toilet.
Kate Middleton showed her sense of duty when she struck up a conversation with a boy who looked “lost” as he waited outside a train carriage toilet.
The Duchess of Cambridge participated in the Commonwealth Games (opens in a new tab) in Birmingham this week but instead of traveling with husband Prince William and Princess Charlotte (opens in a new tab)Kate took the train to Birmingham solo.
During the journey, Kate, who was in first class, struck up a conversation with a boy who was standing outside the toilet as it appeared she thought he was lost.
Times columnist Matthew Syed explained the unlikely encounter in his column,
“While I’m doing my thing, I hear him talking to a woman in the hallway. ‘Are you alone here?’ she asks. “No, my father is in there” – he says, pointing to the toilet. “
Matthew went on to say that he heard the couple laughing together and they were having fun “but as he left the cabin he went to thank the woman before realizing it was the Duchess of Cambridge.
But his son Ted did not know who he had spoken to – the wife of one of England’s future kings regarding the royal line of succession (opens in a new tab).
Matthew continued: “‘Did you realize who it was, my son?’ I ask him. ‘No idea but she was really nice,’ he replies.
Matthew then praised the Duchess for showing her caring side, he concluded: “The Duchess had no idea she was chatting with a journalist’s son, so I consider that reflects her character and her sense of duty. The monarchy is in safe hands.”
And fans praised the Duchess’ actions.
One fan tweeted: “This is a really sweet and really revealing anecdote about the Duchess of Cambridge by Matthew Syed of The Times. Lucky Ted!”
This is a truly beautiful and truly revealing anecdote about the Duchess of Cambridge by Matthew Syed of The Times. Lucky Ted! pic.twitter.com/3Q6r9TO5skAugust 3, 2022
Another fan wrote: “People always have a great experience with the Duchess of Cambridge. They can see that she is genuine and has a sense of duty to the monarchy.”
And a third added, “Would it be me dropping ‘Kate?’