The Royal Family Has a Hamster-Find Out His Cute Name

Kate will then attend a short reception in the grounds of Hampton Court, and unveil a plaque to celebrate the garden's official opening.

"She said she had a hamster, and Charlotte really likes it because the whiskers always tickle her face", said the girl identified as Darcey, according to Hello Magazine.

The Duchess marked the occasion by releasing photos of the young royal taken at their home in Norfolk.

Marvin joins the Duke and Duchess' cocker spaniel Lupo, which they got in Christmas 2011.

As is the case with any interaction between Kate Middleton and a gaggle of school children, there were plenty of other adorable moments during the meeting worth noting. Kate headed to a luncheon for Anna Freud Centre, for which she serves as a patron.

As she was shown around the exhibition, the Duchess asked lots of questions and commented on the glamorous images.

She continued to admire the photographs, she told Olins: "Thank you Josh".

Her first stop was Hampton Court Palace, where she opened Magic Garden, a new children's playground area.

The Duchess wore the same coat dress when wrapping up her royal tour of Australia with husband William and their son Prince George in April 2014.

"It was a surprise, they told us yesterday we would see her".

The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, viewed portraits of herself taken for the cover of British Vogue and on display at London's National Portrait Gallery on Wednesday (04/05).

The clothes Kate really set the tone for the day when she arrived for the photoshoot in jeans and a parka jacket, her hair in big rollers.