Kate Middleton Rolls Her Eyes After Being Told to “Keep Wrapping” Presents at Charity Event
First, she suffered the indignity of being hugged by a sweaty LeBron James during a charity basketball match.
Now, a video has emerged of the Duchess of Cambridge rolling her eyes after being exhorted to ‘keep wrapping’ during a visit to a children’s centre in New York.
In the short clip, the Duchess, who is busily wrapping a gift, is seen being tapped on the shoulder by a well-wisher.
As she looks round and smiles, Kate is told to ‘keep wrapping’ by the anonymous passer-by and quickly turns back to the job at hand – but not before rolling her eyes in irritation.
The incident occurred during a visit to the Northside Center for Child Development in the deprived Harlem district of New York
Joined by a group of local grandmothers, the Duchess was helping to wrap presents destined for some of the city’s poorest children.
Despite the rude interruption, the Duchess appeared to enjoy the experience, with one local telling MailOnline that she and Kate had spent the time ‘chatting like old friends’.
(Cheerful: The video begins with Kate happily wrapping presents in the Harlem children’s centre)
(Intervention: The well-wisher appears behind her and exhorts her to ‘keep wrapping’)
(Not happy: A clearly displeased Duchess of Cambridge rolls her eyes in consternation as she looks away)
Mary Dawkins, 71, a grandmother of six from Harlem, also joined forces to hold down the paper covering a doll, and stick the wrapping in place.
Afterwards, Mrs Dawkins said: ‘We sat together wrapping gifts – she’s my girl. She said she has to wrap gifts when she gets home.’
Kate’s display of irritation was a rarity – the Duchess is not known for her temper or, indeed, making any sort of fuss.
But while the Duchess of Cambridge is rarely ruffled by the actions of well wishers or the media, the same cannot be said for other members of the royal family.
In 2004, Prince Harry became involved in a scuffle with photographers outside a nightclub after they attempted to take pictures of him and his friends leaving the venue.
The royal was accused of similar behaviour three years later, this time in a bid to prevent photos of him and then-girlfriend Chelsy Davy being taken.
(All smiles: Prior to the incident, the Duchess had been helping grandmother Mary Dawkins to wrap presents)
Later the same day, Kate suffered the indignity of being hugged by a sweaty basketball player.
The Duchess wasn’t in the least put out by the second incident and allowed Mr James to hug her.
[via Daily Mail]