The 34-year-old royal surprised passengers as she made her way home following her first solo engagement abroad by boarding a public aeroplane back to London’s City Airport on Tuesday evening.
The brunette beauty was greeted with mobile phones as she took her seat at the front of the aircraft in a stylish lavender suit and sat next to her bodyguards. A source told the MailOnline, she had “never seen so many iPhones pop up at once”. Catherine – who has Prince George, three, and 17-month-old Princess Charlotte with Prince William – was the first to exit the plane and was picked up in a car, which was waiting on the tarmac to pick her up after the 50-minute flight.
#KateMiddleton stepped onto the 7.15pm British Airways flight from the Netherlands. The scheduled flight – the last of the day from Rotterdam to City Airport – was full of members of the public who were shocked to see the Duchess board at the last minute. She was escorted onto the plane by bodyguards and her team ahead of the 50-minute flight. One source said he had 'never seen so many iPhones pop up at once,' as passengers scrambled to get a photograph of the Duchess. Keeping a low-profile, Kate spoke with a member of her team for the duration of the quick flight before being the first to be escorted from the plane once it landed 'a couple of minutes early'. A car was said to be waiting on the tarmac at London City Airport and the Royal was whisked away before passengers were allowed to disembark. (Source: dailymail)
On her first royal engagement without her husband, Catherine had dinner with King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima and their three daughters at their royal residence near The Hauge, Villa Eikenhorst. She then met with deprived children at the Bouwkeet Makers Space in Rotterdam, Holland and showed off her repair skills at the centre, which aims to keep children off the streets and prevent crime in the neighbourhoods of Bospolder and Tussendijken.
The Duchess of Cambridge was then shown robots made of Lego constructed by the youngsters. Catherine was introduced to nine-year-old, Driss Ben Mira, who showed the duchess the robot he had made called Meganoid. Catherine congratulated the boy on him “amazing” creation and made him laugh by talking to the robot. Looking at Meganoid, she said: “Very nice to meet you.”