Kate Middleton Gives 10-Year-Old A Big Ole’ Hug On Newcastle Visit [PHOTOS]

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The Duchess of Cambridge nailed yet another solo engagement today in Newcastle while the Duke of Cambridge attended the funeral of his former nanny, Olga Powell.

Catherine met with Olympic volunteers, community groups and students from Percy Hedley School.  During her walkabouts, the Duchess stopped to talk with many a well-wisher.  In fact, one young man was brave enough to ask her for a hug, according to the Daily Mail.

As 10-year-old Terry Campbell held out his arms, Catherine walked up to him and asked, “Am I going to get a cuddle as well?”  She then leaned over the barrier to hug it out.

So, Terry.  How was it?

“It was good,” Campbell said, obviously still in a bit of shock when asked.  “I was hoping to get a hug from her when we came here this morning.  I never actually thought it would happen.  I can’t believe she hugged me back.” 

“She was everything I thought she would be. She was really nice.”

Catherine re-wore the burgundy coat we last saw on her walk to church last Christmas at Sandringham.  The palace did not disclose the who made the coat, rather, they confirmed that it was by “independent designer,” which What Kate Wore’s editor-in-chief believes is an in-house designer.  The belt is by British chain, Oasis, which Catherine wore on a visit to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital back in February.  The boots, also worn yesterday at the Football Association facility opening are by Aquatalia.

“I like the way she mixes designer clothes with high street fashion and almost as if she is saying, ‘I don’t think I’m better than you,'” Northumbria student Megan Bartle told the BBC of Her Royal Highness.