Kate Middleton's connection to Princess Diana's nursery school days revealed

Kate Middleton has more in common with the late Princess Diana than you might think

Kate Middleton's connection to Princess Diana's job revealed
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Kate Middleton has showcased her connection to Princess Diana during a recent visit to a secondary school in London, much to the delight of royal fans.

  • Kate Middleton's visit to a London secondary school on Wednesday has delighted royal fans, as the future Queen showed off many traits emanated by the beloved Princess Diana. 
  • The Duchess of Cambridge attended a science lesson on early childhood development at Nower Hill High School in Harrow, joining a class of Year 8 students for a fascinating discussion on the subject. 
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The Duchess of Cambridge revealed a touching connection to Princess Diana during her latest public engagement, which saw her stop by a London secondary school to raise awareness of her early childhood research foundation.  

Kate delighted both staff and pupils of Nower Hill High School in Harrow on Wednesday, stepping into the academy for an exciting Year 8 lesson on neuroscience. It's understood that the 12 and 13-year-olds had only been told about the Duchess's visit about 15 minutes before her arrival. 

Dressed in a gorgeous crimson Hobbs winter coat and rocking that Kate Middleton wavy hairdo, the 39-year-old wasted little time getting to know the students' opinions on their new material about early childhood development. 

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After being introduced to the starstruck class by headteacher Louise Voden, the Duchess pulled up a chair to join a group discussion about the fascinating subject. The future Queen proceeded to help the youngsters on their worksheet assignment, facilitating a lively conversation about the role of adults in raising children. Listening intently and nodding encouragingly as the students expressed their ideas, Kate appeared fully immersed in the activity—much to the admiration of her devout fans. 

"Kate looked happy, and she seemed like she was really excited about the meeting at the school.  And she related well with the students there," one person wrote on the Royal Family Channel on Youtube. "I really think that Kate would have been a very good school teacher!" 

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"Love how engaged and obviously passionate she is about the children and their education!" another person wrote. 

Speaking to PEOPLE magazine after the event, headteacher Ms. Voden revealed that the Duchess was "an absolute natural" with the students. "She was really interested in what they had to say and their thoughts about the materials they had been learning about. She clearly feels very passionately about it." 

The impressed principal also commended Kate's ability to adapt to the differing needs of the students, adding, "She picked up on the signs with the children, and got down to their level and asked questions in language they can understand." 

Like Kate, Princess Diana was also known for her incredible skills with young people. The late royal, who worked as a teaching assistant at a high-end London nursery school and a private nanny to an American family before her 1981 wedding to Prince Charles, went on the record countless times about her overwhelming passion for helping children. 

Princess Diana greets a little girl in 1995

Princess Diana was known for her love of children 

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As well as doting over her own offspring, Prince William and Prince Harry, she was also a committed campaigner for the rights of society's disadvantaged kids. Her most known services include her patronage of Centrepoint, a charity that supports homeless youth, along with her regular visits to the pediatric patients of Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. 

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

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