Kate, Princess of Hearts! German media dubs the Duchess the new Diana – claiming she has the ‘warmth that only William’s mother could radiate’
Duke and Duchess commenced three-day visit to Berlin yesterday
Kate was mobbed on visit to children’s charity and doled out hugs and high fives
Princess Diana was also known for her tactile displays in public
German media has dubbed Kate the new Princess of Hearts
Her visit to Germany with Prince William has so far been a roaring success, and now Kate has been dubbed the new ‘Princess of Hearts’ by the media, as royal fever sweeps the nation.
German newspapers and TV gave blanket coverage to the the Duke and Duchess’s three day visit to the country which began yesterday, and has been nicknamed ‘die Charmeoffensive’.
The Berliner Zeitung said pictures of the Duchess cuddling children during a visit to a children’s charity in Berlin yesterday were ‘reminiscent of the warmth of heart which before Kate only William’s mother, Diana, could radiate.’
In a headline it said, ‘Fur die kids ist sie the Prinzessin der Herzen’ meaning ‘For the kids she is the Princess of the heart.’
On a visit to the charity Straßenkinder, which supports children from disadvantaged backgrounds, both William and Kate were mobbed by small children as they bestowed hugs and high fives to excitable fans.
The Duchess was the centre of attention, with several children throwing themselves into her arms for a cuddle.
Embracing one little girl back, the Duchess laughed and told Lilly, six, ‘that’s nice of you’.
Abdallah, nine, also received a hug, after her ambushed her from the side as dozens of children awaited a photocall with the Royal couple.
The Duchess, no stranger to glamorous headwear, was also given flower headbands by a group of small girls, during a lively afternoon.
Back in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Princess Diana was famed for breaking down stuffy royal protocol with her tactile displays.
The Princess worked to dispel myths surrounding Aids by shaking hands with a patient without wearing gloves, at a time when people still believed the virus could be transmitted by tough.
Yesterday, Kate-mania was in full force with the mood among crowds awaiting their arrival described by a German paper as if ‘popstars were coming. People were screaming.’
Earlier in the afternoon, thousands has braved sweltering temperatures to line the Pariser Platz to catch a glimpse of the royals as they visited the city’s historic Brandenburg gate.
The couple are today due to take part in a boat race against each other in the historic German town of Heidelberg.
One will cox a crew from a Heidelberg, the other a crew from its twinned city of Cambridge. They will also visit the town’s traditional market in the centre square.
Source: DAILYMAIL MAILONLINE
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