The Telegraph
Thursday , October 11 , 2012
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Cheeky fan gets Kate hug

Oct. 10: The Duchess of Cambridge leaned over the safety barriers to cuddle a cheeky youngster in a hooded top as she visited Newcastle upon Tyne.

As the duchess greeted crowds outside the city’s Civic Centre she made her way along to a group of school children who had been waiting excitedly all morning for a glimpse of the royal. Among them was 10-year-old Terry Campbell who had vowed to get a hug from the duchess — even maybe a kiss.

And he was far from disappointed when his moment arrived.

As the duchess made her way along to the cheeky youngster he immediately held his arms out wide. The duchess then asked him: “Am I going to get a cuddle as well?”

Without a second thought she leant forward over the steel barrier and embraced the schoolboy.

The duchess wore a red dress with a plum-coloured coat over the top that she wore at Sandringham on Christmas Day. The coat is by an independent dressmaker.

Terry, wearing his school uniform under a green hoodie, went a brighter shade of red moments later and appeared almost lost for words when asked what it had been like to hug a real-life princess. “It was good,” he said, still slightly stunned by his first encounter with royalty. “I was hoping to get a hug from her when we came here this morning. I never actually thought it would happen. I can’t believe she hugged me back. She was everything I thought she would be. She was really nice.”

A school friend interrupted: “The one thing he really wanted though was a kiss.” Unfortunately for Terry he missed out on a kiss but the school pupil from Morpeth Road Primary School in Blyth, Northumberland, is unlikely to ever forget the day he shared a cuddle with the future Queen.