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Above and below left: Kate Middleton is shown a lookalike doll by Dayna Miller (11) on her visit to Dumfries House in Ayrshire, Scotland

Above and below left: Kate Middleton is shown a lookalike doll by Dayna Miller (11) on her visit to Dumfries House in Ayrshire, Scotland

Above and below left: Kate Middleton is shown a lookalike doll by Dayna Miller (11) on her visit to Dumfries House in Ayrshire, Scotland

SHE's usually a model of diplomacy who never puts a foot wrong during public engagements.

But royal mum-to-be Kate Middleton couldn't disguise her look of horror when she came face to face with a lookalike doll on a visit to Dumfries House in Ayrshire, Scotland.

As the duchess greeted a crowd of wellwishers, a young fan was keen to show Kate her favourite plastic royal doll, dressed in a replica of the blue Issa dress Kate wore when she announced her engagement.

Dayna Miller (11), from nearby Coylton, said she'd got the doll as a Christmas present from her mother, who bought it online.

But the shocked look on the duchess's face told its own story. Afterwards Dayna said: "She looked at it and she said 'Does my hair look like that?'" Then she asked me where I got it from." She added: "Kate's much prettier than the doll."

Kate recovered her equilibrium quickly and flashed a winning smile to the waiting photographers.

Wearing a red Armani coat, black tights, boots and gloves, the princess, who is six months' pregnant, was handed several posies and soft toys as she spoke to members of the public.

Irish Independent