Kate Middleton had an emotional reunion with her primary school teachers when she met them for the first time in 20 years on Monday.
Denise Evans-Alford and Kevin Alford, who taught the Duchess at St Andrew’s School, waited for Kate in Mumbles, Wales, today.
They finally got the chance to meet her outside Joe’s Ice Cream Parlour, where she and Prince William indulged in some sweet treats.
The Duchess hugged the pair when they were reunited, telling them: “I want to instil in my children what I learned at St Andrews.”
Kate attended St Andrew’s independent prep school in Pangbourne, Berkshire, along with her sister, Pippa and brother James, until she was 13.
Mr Alford taught her French and German, while his wife was her netball coach.
Denise said, “She hasn’t changed at all. You can tell Pippa and James are wonderful too.
“I’ve been waiting 20 years for this.”
The couple had travelled from their home in the hope of meeting Kate again.
They passed a note to one of her team who told the Duchess they were outside.
Inside, William read children’s author Julia Donaldson’s “Room on the Broom”.
He said: “I read this to my children all the time.”
William also revealed that he is a fan of the author and comedian David Walliams.
He added: “His books may be a bit old for them at the moment.”
During their trip to Wales yesterday, Kate and William visited a Royal National Lifeboat Institution station, Joe’s Ice Cream Parlour, the Port Talbot steelworks and Bulldogs Development Centre.
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