January 17, 2020

Kate Middleton Reportedly Shared Her Pride in Prince Louis' Balancing Milestone at 1st 2020 Public Appearance

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During Kate and Prince William's visit to Bradford on Wednesday, the Duchess of Cambridge shared that 21-month-old Louis is doing more than just walking and talking.

The royal couple made stops at MyLahore restaurant and Bradford City Hall before they visited one of the Khidmat Centres at the end of their trip.

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The centers offer help to vulnerable members of the community, and the Cambridge's attended a session supported by Better Start Bradford. The organization offers more than 20 projects that support pregnant women and families with children four years old and younger.

While there, Prince William and Kate met with the locals who completed the "Older Yet Wiser" course on offer for grandparents. 

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Louis of Cambridge watch a flypast from the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping The Colour, on June 8, 2019, in London, England. | Source: Getty Images.

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One of the couples, Ian and Jo Broadbent, who take care of their 6-year-old granddaughter on a full-time basis, had a quick chat with Kate about their respective youngsters.

"Kate obviously has a great interest in early years development, she’s quite knowledgeable about it," Jo told HELLO! "I asked how her children were. Kate said Louis had started to tell her, 'Mummy, I'm balancing,' and she said it was really nice to see him turning into a little boy from being a baby. She's obviously very proud of her children."

Kate Middleton and Prince Louis of Cambridge attend the King Power Royal Charity Polo Match on July 10, 2019, in Wokingham, England. | Source: Getty Images.

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Prince Louis, who turns two in April, is the youngest of Kate and Prince Williams three children. Having had a happy childhood herself, Kate wants the same for them. 

Last year, Kate took Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis to explore the "Back to Nature" garden she designed for London's Chelsea Flower Show, and the kids had a blast playing in a stream and exploring a treehouse.

Prince William Kate Middleton, Prince Louis, Prince George, and Princess Charlotte on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping The Colour on June 8, 2019, in London, England. | Source: Getty Images.

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Kate spent much of her childhood outdoors, and she wants her children to experience and enjoy nature in the same way. While they might be heirs to the throne, they are first and foremost Kate's children, as a royal friend told PEOPLE:

“She wants to emulate her upbringing, living in the countryside with a close-knit family. She desperately wants that normality for her own kids.”

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Prince William and Kate Middleton's trip to Bradford marked their first official outing for the new year and came shortly after Kate celebrated her 38th birthday.

The Duchess of Cambridge turned 38 on January 9, and she began her day of festivities with a church service at St. Mary Magdalene Church on Sandringham Estate. Later on, she hosted some of her closest friends, including Rose Hanbury and Lanigan O'Keeffe, at Anmer Hall.

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