Many young girls often dream of becoming princesses when they are older, so when it came to meeting the Duchess of Cambridge, two schoolgirls used their opportunity get the inside scoop on what life as a royal is really like. Amelia Kubas, seven, and ten-year-old Mahira Gazi — who are helped by the mental health charity Place2Be, which Kate is a royal patron of — chatted with Prince William’s wife during her surprise appearance at London’s Paddington train station on Monday. Mahira described her royal encounter as "mind-blowing" and revealed: "I asked her what's it like to be a princess, because I'd like to be one, and she said her favorite thing was meeting special people like us."
Kate revealed her favorite part of being a princess during her surprise appearance on October 16 Photo: JONATHAN BRADY/AFP/Getty Images
The 35-year-old, who is pregnant with her third child, attended the Charities Forum event at Paddington station with her husband Prince William and her brother-in-law Prince Harry on October 16. The royal trio spoke to children, who were nominated by Their Royal Highnesses' Charities Forum, on board the Belmond British Pullman Train. William, Harry and Kate also met the cast and crew of Paddington 2. The Duchess appeared to be in good spirits as she danced on the station’s platform with the movie’s star, Paddington Bear. The actor inside the costume later revealed, "She's a right good mover, and I think she could win Strictly Come Dancing if she was in it."
Paddington Bear twirled the Duchess around during the engagement at the London train station Photo: Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage
Kate, who looked chic in a pink dress by Orla Kiely for the occasion, wasn’t scheduled to attend the engagement because of her battle with severe morning sickness. However she made the surprise appearance on October 16 — marking her second public outing since announcing her third pregnancy. “She's feeling much better," William revealed. A Kensington Palace spokeswoman added that Kate is "better but she's still suffering.”