SCHOOLCHILDREN have spoken of their delight at meeting the Duchess of Cambridge.
Kate spoke to groups of children who had contributed to a mural of the Solent which is outside Sir Ben Ainslie’s racing base in Old Portsmouth.
Liam Evens, 12, is in Year 8 at Charter Academy in Southsea.
He said: ‘At first I was really scared. I was really excited to meet her.
‘When I did meet her I realised that she was a bit more relaxed than I thought she would be and she’s a really nice person.
‘She asked me what paintings I painted. She complemented them which was really nice.
‘Meeting someone really important makes you feel really nice inside.’
Abigail Hopkins, 12, in Year 8, said: ‘I felt really proud because it was a once in a lifetime experience and I just felt really special because of how important she is to us.’