The Princess of Wales, 41, received quite the surprise after a member of the wheelchair rugby squad got up close and personal during a visit to the Allam Sports Centre.
He’s not the only royal fan who’d like to get the attention of Kate Middleton – but this young boy had a rather cheeky and unusual approach when he tickled the Princess’ waist during a visit to Hull today.
Kate ditched her trademark smart suits and opted for a tracksuit as she headed to meet Disability Rugby League players in East Yorkshire, where she joined a training session with the World Cup-winning England wheelchair rugby squad.
The mother-of-three chatted with team members before a young boy innocently sneaked behind her to tickle her waist. After causing a moment of alarm, the Princess turned around to see it was a cheeky rugby player having a bit of fun.
Kate quickly introduced herself to the enthusiastic player and shook his hand, while she beamed at him.
The clip started with Kate in a sweet conversation with a squad member after greeting him with a handshake.
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But another player quickly stole the limelight by exclaiming ‘boo’ and tickling the Princess’ waist.
After the initial shock, Kate quickly found light in the situation and turned to shake the hand of the young gentleman with a wide grin across her face.
The interaction was just one of the many fun moments the royal enjoyed during her action-packed engagement today.
And she was certainly dressed for action: while Kate has been opting for sophisticated suits lately, she instead wore her navy Rugby League polo shirt and tracksuit bottoms with white trainers for the occasion.
But despite her casual attire, Kate still brought the glamour with perfectly coiffed hair and a pretty make-up look.
After meeting the players, the royal joined in and played in a match – despite still having a hand injury from trampolining with her children. Her affected hand was wrapped in bandages.
Before heading to the court, the Princess told a team member: ‘I’m worried about my finger, but willing to try.’