Pregnant Kate Middleton Dancing With Paddington Bear Just Made Our Monday

Oct 16, 2017 at 3:42 p.m. ET
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What do you do when the entire world knows you've been dealing with severe morning sickness for weeks and is all up in your grill about how you supposedly don't look pregnant enough? Well, if you're full-time duchess — and full-time royal rock star — Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, you throw on a pink frock and dance on a train platform with Paddington Bear. Take that, trolls.


Yep, the former Kate Middleton, Prince William and Prince Harry all met up — and bonded — with Paddington Bear (who is, after all, almost as famous as they are) on Monday at London's Paddington Station. Because where else?

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The event was a special reception for 130 children linked to the royals' charities, including organizations WellChild and Child Bereavement U.K., as well as kids who were affected by London’s terrible Grenfell Tower fire. Waiting for guests were an assortment of charming 1920s- and 1930s-style vintage British trains. Also in attendance was Paddington 2 star Hugh Bonneville (Lord Grantham from Downton Abbey, so also basically a royal himself) as well as Paddington 2 producer David Heyman. The film is set for a Nov. 10 release in the U.K.

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Kate's appearance was a massive surprise, as she is reportedly still suffering intensely behind the scenes from hyperemesis gravidarum. Regardless, the duchess laughed and whirled with Paddington Bear, looking quite chuffed and completely darling in a rose-hued dress. (A hidden message about the sex of the baby, perhaps? Probably not, since Kate's not a Kardashian.)

That's Kate for you: Pure grace under pressure, 24/7. We'd curtsy if we thought she could see us.