A kiss for Kate! Touching moment royal superfan pecks the Duchess’ hand as she is given a VERY warm welcome in Heidelberg
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were greeting locals in the German town today
One woman reached out for Kate’s hand as she passed and planted a kiss
Royals took part in a boat race today and sampled local delicacies at the market
They also visited the German Cancer Institute after travelling in from Berlin
This is the heartwarming moment an elderly woman overcome with excitement planted a kiss on the Duchess of Cambridge’s hand.
Kate, 35, was greeting locals on a walkabout in the German town of Heidelberg today when a local performed the unorthodox greeting gesture which left the royal in fits of giggles while her security aide cast a disapproving glance in her direction.
There is no official protocol on greeting the royals – and Kate and William are known to shun pomp and pageantry – but it is customary for women to curtsy to the Queen.
Thousands of fans lined the streets surrounding the city’s old bridge to catch a glimpse of the couple, with many waving Union flags and thrusting them presents.
The royals have been warmly received on every stop of their five-day tour of Poland and Germany so far and, yesterday, thousands lined the Pariser Platz to catch a glimpse of the royals as they visited Berlin’s historic Brandenburg gate.
The couple’s five-day visit to Germany and Poland has so far being a roaring success, with throngs of royal fans lining the streets to greet them wherever they go.
Kate has even 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 that day 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.
Source: DAILYMAIL MAILONLINE
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