Friday 24 November 2017

What a carry on as the new-look Kate meets the other Windsor

Kate Middleton
Kate Middleton
Kate Middleton chats with Barbara Windsor

Gordon Rayner

IT'S not EVERY day that you see a bunch of the Windsors – Barbara Windsor and the young royals – on an ordinary bus.

But that was the class of passenger out in London yesterday as the Carry On star teamed up with Kate Middleton and husband William for charity.

New mum Kate was sporting a retro '70s-style hairdo with wave and central parting as she promoted the Poppy Appeal.

Kate stopped the traffic on a London street as she and Prince William got off a red double-decker bus that had picked them up at Kensington Palace.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were surrounded by astonished commuters in the foyer of the High Street Kensington Underground station as they joined Royal British Legion poppy sellers who were trying to raise £1m (€1.2m) in a single day.

The royal couple, who had left their three-month-old son Prince George with a nanny at Kensington Palace, hopped on the bus crammed with fundraisers for the five-minute journey to their local Tube station.

The royal couple chatted to a grieving mother, Serena Alexander from Hammersmith, west London, who has received help from the Legion after her son, Marine Sam Alexander, a military cross winner, was killed in Afghanistan in 2011.

Kate also met David Bower, a former senior tailor in the Scots Guards who was helped by the Legion to retrain as a London taxi driver.

The royal couple also met singer Laura Wright and the Poppy Girls, who are singing in a series of concerts to help the Legion reach its target of raising £37m (€44.4m) this year. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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