A little girl just couldn’t resist touching Kate’s shiny hair as she met the royal during a meet and greet in Dundee.
The Duchess of Cambridge laughed out loud as the schoolgirl reached out and stroked her locks outside the city’s Crescent Community Centre.
Earlier, Kate has said she was ‘amazed’ by the ‘breathtaking’ V&A Dundee as she and her husband formally opened the building.
Kate, who is known as the Duchess of Strathearn in Scotland, let a girl touch her hair as she met schoolchildren outside a community centre today (Picture: Getty Images)
Kate laughed out loud as the girl stroked her hair (Picture: PA)
Kate was visiting a community centre in Dundee (Picture: Reuters)William and Kate, known as the Earl and Countess of Strathearn when in Scotland, were met by V&A Dundee director Philip Long before entering the £80 million museum for a tour.
Woman shouts at Brazilian tourists to ‘speak English in this street’The first V&A museum anywhere in the world outside London, the building designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma on the banks of the River Tay is the centrepiece of an ongoing £1 billion regeneration of Dundee’s waterfront.
The couple were introduced to Mr Kuma, who talked them through the inspiration for his award-winning design.
Kate smiled as she said hello to one of the youngest in the crowd (Picture: PA)
She high-fived other schoolchildren (Picture: PA)
KAte and William opened Scotland’s first design museum (Picture: PA)William, wearing a navy blue suit, then accompanied his wife at a sit-down with young people who help design activities at the museum.
They were later led into the Scottish Design Galleries where Kate admired a 2015 dress designed by Christopher Kane and viewed Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Oak Room.
At the end of the tour, the duchess, royal patron of V&A, gave a speech to guests before declaring the museum officially open.
She also shared a laugh with employees and their families from the local Michelin tyre factory which is to cease production (Picture: PA)
Kate and her husband greeted wellwishers during their royal visit (Picture: AFP)Kate, who was wearing a coat by McQueen in a Black Watch-style design, said: ‘I have been amazed by the breathtaking architecture and the sheer range of design on display.
Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd avoids fast track extradition to UK‘Most of all, I’ve been moved by the passion of the people who work here and the dedication of all those who have helped make this important project succeed.’
The duchess added: ‘I hope that this museum will serve as an inspiration to others, showing how great things can be achieved when different communities all pull together. With this thought in mind, I’m pleased to declare V&A Dundee officially open.’