The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had a busy day out in the West Midlands city of Coventry – and left locals with a lasting impression.
The royal couple kicked off their trip with a visit to the ruins of Coventry Cathedral, a historic ruin building destroyed in World War II bombings. They were met by hundreds of school children waving British flags and cheering.
One young girl presented Kate with a beautiful bouquet of flowers, while another gave Prince William a note which asked some tough questions. I read: “If you weren’t royals what would be your dream job? When George and Charlotte grow up, what would you like them to achieve?” The Daily Mail reports. They also received two miniature teddy bears for Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
The Duke and Duchess took the time to chat with the children and take photos. Nine-year-old Mia Ramin said they were kind and friendly. “They didn’t seem like people who are too busy for other people. She seemed really nice” she said.
Showing her motherly instincts, Kate came to the aid of a sick child in the crowd who looked extremely pale. The Duchess asked the child, Craig, if he was feeling okay before calling for her bodyguard to bring a paper bag.
“Princess Kate came over and gave him a sick bag, our little Craig,” said Carole Flynn, a learning mentor at Corpus Christi primary school. “It was lovely of her, She really took time with him. You can tell she is a mum and has got that caring side.”
The royals then moved on to Coventry University, where they toured the institution’s new health and science building and officially opened an innovative training centre for midwives, paramedics and nurses. The couple met with students of the university and took part in a communications training session where they experienced a simulated medical procedure.
Rounding off their day, the Duke and Duchess visited the Positive Youth Foundation, a non-profit organisation committed to helping youth live more active, healthy lives.