Duchess of Cambridge tried to plait Princess Charlotte's hair - but things didn't go 'very well'

Alicia Vrajlal
Entertainment Editor

The Duchess of Cambridge shared a touching moment with a young fan during an day of engagements in Cumbria on Tuesday.

The 37-year-old was supporting the local rural community with husband, Prince William, when she made a very sweet confession related to the couple’s four-year-old daughter, Princess Charlotte.

“I love your plaits,” she told a young girl who had lined up to offer the royals flowers.

“I tried to do a plait on Charlotte this morning she continued, adding, “and it didn’t really work very well”.

Kate Middleton has opened up about how she tried to braid daughter Charlotte's hair, but it didn't quite go to plan. Photo: Getty
The Duchess of Cambridge shared a touching moment with a young fan during an appearance in Keswick, Cumbria on Tuesday. Photo: The Royal Family Channel
“I love your plaits,” she told a young girl who had lined up to offer the royals flowers. Photo: The Royal Family Channel

Kate herself opted for a sleek ponytail for the royal outing, that complemented her English country look.

The mother-of-three wore an olive green jacket, black skinny jeans and a pair of hiking boots for the walkabout.

The royal couple greeted local spectators, and as they officially tweeted, “celebrated the work of local heroes, volunteers and those supporting the rural community in Cumbria”.

The mother-of-three wore an olive green jacket, black skinny jeans and a pair of hiking boots for the walkabout. Photo: Getty
The Duchess of Cambridge was seen greeting locals in Keswick Market, where she also stopped to pet three very cute dogs. Photo: Getty

At one pointed Kate was seen greeting locals in Keswick Market, where she also stopped to pet three very cute dogs.

One pup was named Harry, after her brother-in-law, Prince Harry.

The seven-month-old dog owned by mental health advocate Kerry Irving is being trained as a therapy dog.