Kate visited Bletchley Park on Tuesday to see a new exhibition in the restored Teleprinter Building. During her visit, she talked to four women who had worked there at the same time as her grandmother Valerie and great-aunt Mary.
Just before the Duchess left, one of the women, Mrs Rose, congratulated Kate on her “beautiful family.” The Duchess went on to tell the women about her mischievous son Prince Louis, who according to her was “keeping us on our toes.” Kate said: “I turned around the other day and he was at the top of the slide – I had no idea!”
She also received some cuddly toys from a group of primary school codebreakers who she met earlier in the day. Kate received a squirrel, fox, owl and rabbit for her children and newborn Sussex baby Archie. The Duchess was delighted with the gifts, and it sounds like the children will be too. “They love wild animals. They will look after these,” said Kate. Archie will probably be getting his new toys on Tuesday night, as the Cambridge will be taking their children to Windsor to meet their cousin.
It’s been a celebratory few weeks for the Royals, who recently celebrated both Charlotte and Louis’ birthdays, just before the birth of Archie. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were at the launch of the inaugural King’s Cup Regatta at the CuttySark the day after the Sussex baby was born, and they both quickly expressed their delight at the baby’s arrival. The couple had everyone in stitches when the Duke made a faux-pas regarding Kate’s relation to Archie. He said: “Yes absolutely, [I’m an] uncle, the second time for me.” He then pointed at his wife and added, “and you as well”.
Taking the comment in her stride, Kate replied: “I’m definitely not an uncle.” Realising the mistake, they then burst into fits of laughter. William then said: “Obviously thrilled, absolutely thrilled, and obviously looking forward to seeing them in the next few days when things have quietened down. I’m very pleased and glad to welcome my own brother into the sleep deprivation society that is parenting.”
While Cambridge tends to keep their children out of the public eye, they often speak about them at their public engagements. In March, Kate gave an update on Louis’ development while visiting the Henry Fawcett Centre in south London. She said that she was “running after him all the time” as he was getting more and more independent.