Kate Middleton Grabs Royal Fan’s Phone During Surprise Appearance Before Coronation

During their countless engagements, Kate Middleton, 41, and Prince William, 40, have been known to break royal protocol and take selfies with fans. However, we might have just witnessed a series of firsts when the Princess of Wales had a surprising encounter with a royal fan on the eve of the king’s coronation. 

Today, Princess Catherine, her husband and King Charles, 74, had a chance to meet and talk with royal admirers during a casual stroll on The Mall. In a snapped photo (see below), the princess makes a surprising gesture and reaches for a fan’s cell phone in the crowd. And if that weren’t enough, she proceeds to talk to someone (probably another royally-obsessed fan too) on the other line. 

Kate Middleton Talking to a Fan on the Phone CAT
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After the outing, the Prince and Princess of Wales posted a video montage of their trip on their official Instagram page, and we had a chance to see the trio smiling and waving at fans before the coronation weekend. 

Princess Catherine looked absolutely stunning in a white sleek dress with a black belt wrapped across the waistline. She also paired the ensemble with a pair of black stiletto heels. 

On the other hand, Prince William looked rather dashing in a navy blue suit with a white button-down shirt and a matching tie.

King Charles (the guest of honor) chose to go with the navy look too because he sported a similar blue suit with a pink polka dot tie.

King Charles will soon be crowned in front of the entire world, and from the small glimpses we’ve gotten, we can already tell this is going to be a celebration to remember.

The crowning ceremony (which costs taxpayers a total of  $125 million) will include a range of activities, such as the Big Lunch, a balcony appearance by the royal family, a concert and so much more.

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