Kate Middleton always looks cool, but the Duchess of Cambridge does not have icy powers.
As you likely know, Prince William and his wife are currently visiting New York, and the Duchess of Cambridge has been doing a little do-gooding while they’re in town. One stop on Kate Middleton’s itinerary was to the Northside Center for Child Development in Harlem. The children who receive help from the center were told in advance that a princess was coming to meet them on Monday, so naturally they assumed that they were going to meet Princess Elsa from Disney’s Frozen.
Luckily, the kids weren’t upset when they saw that the Duchess of Cambridge didn’t have platinum blonde hair or a sparkly blue dress, and they didn’t ask where Olaf was — they were just thrilled to meet a real princess.
Rose Ann Harris, director of early childhood services, talked to the Mirror about how the children’s Frozen fever caused a royal mix-up.
“They thought she was the Princess from Frozen. When they heard she was coming they thought it was Elsa — we said a Princess and they got a Princess. The visit meant everything to the children, they were thrilled and it acknowledges all the hard work of the staff.”
According to Us Weekly, Kate Middleton didn’t mind being mistaken for the Disney character — instead she used Frozen to start a conversation with the kids.
“Do you really like Frozen?” she asked a group of young princess fans.
Middleton visited with the kids while they decorated picture frames, and she cheekily tasked on boy with putting stickers on one of his friends. The Duchess also helped out by wrapping a few Christmas gifts for disadvantaged children.
As the Inquisitr previously reported, Prince William and Kate Middleton met with Barack Obama and Michelle Obama in Washington, D.C. early Monday morning. After meeting the President and First Lady, Kate caught a flight to New York for her Northside Center appearance, and William headed to the World Bank to deliver a speech about illegal wildlife trafficking. According to Elle magazine, the royal couple later reunited to watch the Brooklyn Nets play the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. While there, the princess got to meet a queen — Beyonce actually deigned to get up from her court side seat to go say hello to Kate Middleton and Prince. Jay Z was there holding court with Queen Bey, of course.
As per American custom, the Duchess of Cambridge appropriately fan-girled upon meeting Beyonce.
The royal couple also posed for a photo with another member of American royalty, King James. LeBron gifted Kate Middleton and Prince William with an adorable mini Cleveland Cavaliers jersey adorned with Prince George’s name.
Kate Middleton might not have magical powers, but it’s impressive that she managed to become Princess Elsa, do a good deed, hang out with Beyonce and Jay Z, and meet LeBron James over the course of just one day. Only a princess could experience a NYC vacay this way.
[Images via Disney, Woman and Home]