The couple were then handed a pair of scissors to jointly cut the floral ribbon, and Prince William said: ‘That will test our powers of coordination.’ As he unveiled the plaque the prince joked: ‘Oh look a spelling mistake,’ alarming the organizers. He added quickly, ‘I’m only joking.’
A little girl almost climbed onto Crown Princess Mary’s lap at yesterday’s visit to Sønderbro Skole (I’m not jealous at all, what are you talking about, you’re jealous).
Hannah Armstrong, from Mudhouse Wines, said: “Kate said she hadn’t drunk whilst pregnant with George and although she doesn’t drink much she was really enjoying the odd glass.”
Kate, 32, tried a couple of glasses of Aurum pinot gris and Remarkable dry Riesling.
Miss Armstrong, 28, said: “Kate said she doesn’t drink much but William likes his wine. I said ‘And of course Harry!’, she laughed and agreed.”
John Darby, owner of Amisfield, showed the royal couple round the vineyard - where the Duchess looked unsteady on the rough ground in her Russell and Bromley cork wedges, and slipped at one point, grabbing her husband’s arm to steady herself.
Mr Darby told them: “When it gets very cold we use helicopters to stop the frost over the vines by hovering above and stirring up the cold air.”
The Duke exclaimed: “You’re joking?! That’s an expensive way to do it! Wow! If you ever need a spare pilot, I’m here!
“But we should stop talking and start drinking.”
The Duchess took took a small sip of wine before handing the glass to the Duke’s private secretary Miguel Head, telling him to “enjoy it”.
Mr Darby said: “The Duchess did take a little sip - but I don’t think she’s a big drinker. I think the Duchess was more interested in the gardening - she seemed quite knowledgeable in the pruning aspect of the vines.”
Michelle Morpeth, of Wooing Tree vineyard, said the Duchess preferred white wine but had a sip of red from the Duke’s glass.
She said: “Kate said her husband was the wine expert and she always followed his advice - and that he was normally right. We also talked about the fact 2013 was an excellent vintage and they should keep a magnum of 2013 wine to drink at George’s 21st birthday. Kate seemed really keen on that and thought it was a nice idea.”
Claire Mulholland, from Burnt Cottage vineyard, said: “They were saying how much fun George had at his playdate last week with the other babies.
"I asked if he had been out much but they said he hadn’t because of the bad weather."” — The Telegraph (via minimiddleton)