Kate Middleton’s Twitter Message to a 6-Year-Old Fan Is Going Viral

We’ve always wondered whether Kate Middleton actually monitors her joint Twitter account with Prince William, or if she has a full team do it for her. Well, the page’s latest activity is leading us to believe that the Duchess of Cambridge is the one behind the screen (at least sometimes).

Over the weekend, Middleton celebrated her 40th birthday by releasing a trio of stunning portraits that were taken by professional photographer Paolo Roversi.

This prompted 6-year-old Mila Sneddon (who is battling leukemia) to film a special video for Middleton, where she wished the royal a happy birthday. Mila’s mom, Lynda, posted the clip on Twitter, and they received a rare response from Middleton.

In the video, Mila is wearing a panda shirt as she nervously greets Middleton, saying, “Happy Birthday Catherine! I’m so happy you’re turning 40, hope you get a nice gift and love spending time with your family. Bye, lots of love, Mila.”

The caption read, “Better late than never and home to isolate from hospital ! Wishing the Duchess of Cambridge a very happy 40th birthday from your number one fan !! Lots of love [red heart emoji] @KensingtonRoyal #mila #holdstill.”

Middleton rarely responds to mentions on Twitter, but that wasn’t the case for this occasion. The royal simply replied, “Thank you Mila!”

This isn’t the first time that Mila has spoken to the Duchess of Cambridge. Back in 2020, the child participated in Middleton’s Hold Still photography project and told the duchess over the phone that her favorite color was pink. When they met in person the following year, Middleton made sure to wear a pink dress from Me+Em to honor Mila.

We can’t get enough of this unlikely friendship.

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