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UXBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 09: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Catherine, Princess of Wales (Patron of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance) visits Colham Manor Children's Centre with the Maternal Mental Health Alliance on November 9, 2022 in Uxbridge, England. The Maternal Mental Health Alliance (MMHA) is a charity and network of 120 organisations dedicated to ensuring all women, babies and families in the UK affected by perinatal mental health problems have access to high-quality support and compassionate care. Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images/IBTimes No Google News


  • Kate Middleton met a 3-year-old boy during her visit to Colham Manor Children's Centre in England Wednesday
  • The Princess of Wales gave her poppy pin to the boy and explained what it was for
  • Twitter users praised Middleton over the interaction and dubbed her the "Children's Princess"

Kate Middleton has earned a new title from royal fans.

The Princess of Wales visited Colham Manor Children's Centre in England Wednesday on behalf of the U.K. charity Maternal Mental Health Alliance, which she is a patron of, People reported.

During the visit, she met a 3-year-old boy named Akeem, who asked for her name.

"My name is Catherine," Middleton told him. The toddler simply replied, "OK," prompting the crowd to laugh.

Akeem later showed interest in the royal's poppy pin, and Middleton explained what it was for and offered to give it to him.

"Do you know what this is for?" Middleton asked as she took the pin off her coat. "It's for remembering all the soldiers who died in the war. There you go — that's for you."

Akeem held the poppy, while Middleton made sure to give the pin to his mom, who was standing nearby.

Reporter Rhiannon Mills shared a clip of the encounter via Twitter. Royal fans and social media users gushed over the adorable interaction, and some gave Middleton a new title — the "Children's Princess."

"Oh my god, this is such a cute moment!! Catherine is a very sweet, caring woman...the one and only Children's Princess," one commented.

"The Princess of Wales is very maternal and this is such a sweet interaction #ChildrensPrincess," another wrote.

"Honestly, she is definitely the Children's Princess. I love how she just takes her poppy off and gives it to him. Cute! Kate truly comes into her own around children and her work in early years is even more important," another fan tweeted.

"Love her. She IS the children's princess!!" another added.

Some Twitter users also noted that kids seem naturally drawn to Middleton, whose charity work is focused on helping mothers and children.

"Children instinctively gravitate to Princess Catherine. It's lovely," one royal fan wrote.

Another agreed, writing, "Nothing rehearsed, no scripts, just our beautiful Princess of Wales being her normal self. Children are drawn to her like magnets and it's absolutely beautiful and heartwarming to watch."

Middleton previously admitted that her husband, Prince William, is worried when she's around babies because it makes her "broody."

"William always worries about me meeting under 1-year-olds. I come home saying, 'Let's have another one,'" she shared during a visit to the University of Copenhagen in February.

The Prince of Wales is reportedly content with their three children, Prince George, 9, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 4. However, recent reports suggested that Middleton might have convinced her husband to have another one.

"Kate has been talking about wanting another baby for a while now," an anonymous source told Us Weekly last month. "She has always wanted four children, and while William was originally happy with three, she has managed to twist his arm."

The insider added, "[Their pals] wouldn't be surprised if we'll be hearing an announcement early next year."

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BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - OCTOBER 06: Catherine, Princess of Wales smiles and shakes hands with well-wishers after her visit to the PIPS (Public Initiative for Prevention of Suicide and Self Harm) charity with Prince William, Prince of Wales on October 06, 2022 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images/IBTimes