Grabbed by the waist and tickled: Kate Middleton's reaction to a teenager's prank went viral
The wife of the British Duke of Wales, William, Kate Middleton, has once again impressed her subjects with her restraint and truly royal behavior. The princess instantly pulled herself together when a teenager suddenly approached her from behind and tried to tickle her.
The Duchess was frightened for just a moment, but did not reveal her naturally confused reaction. The video of the incident was posted by Sky News journalists on their page on the social network X, formerly known as Twitter. It was viewed more than 4 million times in a day (to see photos and videos, scroll to the bottom of the page).
Kate Middleton met with Rugby League players in East Yorkshire, where she took part in a training session for the England wheelchair rugby team that won the World Cup.
During the training, one of the players ran up to the Duchess from behind and suddenly grabbed her by the waist, tickling her. The princess jumped on the spot, but quickly regained control of her emotions.
When Kate Middleton saw the boy in front of her, she laughed and shook the teenager's hand, and he covered his face with his hands. The Duchess said something else to the interlocutor with a friendly expression, and then continued her training.
The princess's behavior was highly praised online. One of the most important royal qualities is to keep emotions under control, which Kate Middleton has masterfully done.
We should add that the smile did not leave her face during the entire game, which she spent in a wheelchair with everyone else. Even if it was uncomfortable and difficult for the Duchess to play rugby, she did not show it.
Earlier, OBOZREVATEL wrote that Kate Middleton recently visited the British public center "All Together" that supports Ukrainian refugees. The Princess of Wales talked to young Ukrainian refugees, immersed herself in the work of the center and even made a blue and yellow jewelry with her own hands, which she then wore on her chest.