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Old 02-12-2020, 08:27 AM
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Catherine is in Northern Ireland today visiting a farm and continuing her Early Years Survey visits.


https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/n...7.html?refresh


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The farm visit is part of a whistle-stop tour to Northern Ireland on Wednesday to highlight the Duchess's support for the Early Years programme, which aims to support soon-to-be parents.
Owner Stewart Donaldson who runs the popular family attraction with his wife, Lorraine joked that he had been warned beforehand that there is one particular Ark Farm resident the Royal wasn't keen on meeting - a snake.
Mr Donaldson told Belfast Telegraph that he was delighted to welcome the Duchess of Cambridge to Ark Open Farm in what is a very special year for the family-run farm.
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Old 02-12-2020, 09:00 AM
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Catherine is in Northern Ireland today visiting a farm and continuing her Early Years Survey visits.


https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/n...7.html?refresh


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The farm visit is part of a whistle-stop tour to Northern Ireland on Wednesday to highlight the Duchess's support for the Early Years programme, which aims to support soon-to-be parents.
Owner Stewart Donaldson who runs the popular family attraction with his wife, Lorraine joked that he had been warned beforehand that there is one particular Ark Farm resident the Royal wasn't keen on meeting - a snake.
Mr Donaldson told Belfast Telegraph that he was delighted to welcome the Duchess of Cambridge to Ark Open Farm in what is a very special year for the family-run farm.
What wonderful photos these are. You can see how much everyone, including Catherine, is enjoying the visit!

Edited to add: And it looks a though Kate met the snake after all! It was a very pretty white one...
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Here are some more photos of the visit:



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And now she's in Aberdeen for the second visit of today.
https://twitter.com/rachelbellabdn/s...787634176?s=21

The Duchess of Cambridge, or The Countess of Strathearn as she’s known in Scotland, is visiting a cafe in Aberdeen as part of her UK-wide tour to promote her survey on the early years.
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HRH The Duchess of Cambridge in Northern Ireland today.

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Old 02-12-2020, 12:57 PM
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Lovely pics from the Ark farm (I've been to the Ark Farm when I still lived in Co Down and its a great, fun place for kids and adults!!) - Kate has a brilliant interaction with kids and some of her best engagements involve her work in Early years
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Old 02-12-2020, 02:32 PM
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And now she's in Aberdeen for the second visit of today.
https://twitter.com/rachelbellabdn/s...787634176?s=21

The Duchess of Cambridge, or The Countess of Strathearn as she’s known in Scotland, is visiting a cafe in Aberdeen as part of her UK-wide tour to promote her survey on the early years.


Here are some more photos and another video of that second visit:


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The charming visit to Ark Open Farm in Newtownards,Northern Ireland was on the 6pm Irish news.

https://www.rte.ie/news/ulster/2020/...ate-middleton/

Here's a video from the visit.

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Old 02-12-2020, 06:53 PM
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I wouldn't have touched that SNAKE for all the TEA or COFFEE in the World!!!
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Just when I think I couldn't possibly be more impressed with Catherine she goes and does two engagements like these! I would have to agree with the poster above that some of her very best work really does seem to come out when she's working with children. She's quite clearly enjoying her visit just as much as they all are. And good for her for being a good sport about the snake. I'm afraid I might have had to politely decline that one.
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Catherine is in her element! I had a go at stroking snakes at a farm visit with my cousin's children since it's something I've always chickened out of and wanted to crack - bit embarrassing considering the kids were all dying to hold the snake and the adult (me) was being a wimp!
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Old 02-13-2020, 04:41 PM
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Court Circular 12th February:
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The Duke of Cambridge, Joint Patron, the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, this afternoon received Mr Joseph Hart (professional footballer, Burnley Football Club).

The Duchess of Cambridge this morning visited the Ark Open Farm, 296 Bangor Road, Newtownards, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Co Down (Mr David Lindsay).

Her Royal Highness later visited the Social Bite Café, 516 Union Street, Aberdeen, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the City of Aberdeen (Councillor Barney Crockett, the Lord Provost).
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Catherine is in her element! I had a go at stroking snakes at a farm visit with my cousin's children since it's something I've always chickened out of and wanted to crack - bit embarrassing considering the kids were all dying to hold the snake and the adult (me) was being a wimp!
I know exactly what you mean. It was basically the same type of a situation where we took our Brownie Girl Scout troop to a Nature Center and all the adults backed off but the girls were all eager to actually hold and pet a fuzzy tarantula.

Its amazing that Catherine was able to put any fear of snakes aside and join right in with everyone else with the snake as a main attraction. Then again, she may have had a pep talk from William recounting his adventures in Africa and told her there's really nothing to it and nothing to be afraid of.

https://www.globalanimal.org/2014/02...-python-snake/
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Mrs Gianna Fletcher has accompanied Catherine on several of her Big 5 visits. G’s podcast is incredibly popular with its accurate and honest content.

Here's a link to the podcast everyone and it's fantastic, please give it a listen. Catherine has been wonderfully open and honest about motherhood.

https://podfollow.com/1277078956/epi...4344adfaf/view
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Mrs Gianna Fletcher has accompanied Catherine on several of her Big 5 visits. G’s podcast is incredibly popular with its accurate and honest content.

Here's a link to the podcast everyone and it's fantastic, please give it a listen. Catherine has been wonderfully open and honest about motherhood.

https://podfollow.com/1277078956/epi...4344adfaf/view
Just finished listening and really enjoyed it - that is despite that I am not a mother but have seen the experience of other mothers and a lot of what was said fits in with with I hear. Great to hear such an open conversation
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Its the first time that I hear her speaking more than just the glimpses you sometimes get out of short videos. As English is not my mother tongue its hard for me to understand her, to be honest.
She seems to speak very much "through her nose", as we use to say.
Does anyone know if she trained to speak like this to sound more upperclass or is this the dialect from her homearea? Did she adapt to speak like this?
It's just curiosity, and please, step back from just answering that you understand her perfectly well.
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Its the first time that I hear her speaking more than just the glimpses you sometimes get out of short videos. As English is not my mother tongue its hard for me to understand her, to be honest.
She seems to speak very much "through her nose", as we use to say.
Does anyone know if she trained to speak like this to sound more upperclass or is this the dialect from her homearea? Did she adapt to speak like this?
It's just curiosity, and please, step back from just answering that you understand her perfectly well.
Early on there were comments made about her accent being affected as opposed to her normal way of speaking. I think it's just likely part of who she is and where she went to school. It is a different type of accent than William/Harry use ..at least to my ear. Likely again due to school environment.



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i enjoyed listening to kate's podcast. really open, relaxed conversation that makes us get to know her better.

interesting to hear she used hypnobirthing for her births.

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Does anyone know if she trained to speak like this to sound more upperclass or is this the dialect from her homearea? Did she adapt to speak like this?
It's just curiosity, and please, step back from just answering that you understand her perfectly well.
i honestly think that has been her accent all the time. her upbringing was quite privileged and she went to private school and her accent sounds very much as what you'd hear from others with that background. if you hear her engagement interview, she sounds very much the same:
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Absolutely loved the podcast. Such an interesting insight into Catherine and her family. Hypnobirthing is totally amazing. I suffered with antenatal depression and anxiety with my second child and it helped me enormously not just about hippy mummy home births.

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