Duchess Catherine gets hands dirty fixing bike in Netherlands
Duchess Catherine helped to fix a broken bicycle wheel on her first solo engagement aboard in the Netherlands.
The 34-year-old royal met with deprived children at the Bouwkeet Makers Space in Rotterdam, Holland on Tuesday (11.10.16) and showed off her repair skills at the centre, which aims to keep children off the streets and prevent crime in the neighbourhoods of Bospolder and Tussendijken.
The brunette beauty – who has Prince George, three, and 17-month-old Princess Charlotte with Prince William – was robots made of Lego constructed by the youngsters.
Catherine was introduced to nine-year-old, Driss Ben Mira, who showed the duchess the robot he had made called Meganoid.
The Duchess of Cambridge congratulated the boy on his “amazing” creation and made him laugh by talking to the robot.
Looking at Meganoid, she said: “Very nice to meet you.”
During her trip, she also had lunch with King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima and their three daughters at their royal residence near The Hauge, Villa Eikenhorst.
She also made a visit to the The Mauritshuis, a museum where she was shown a painting of Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring and was spotted gazing at the artwork while sporting a similar pair of pearls.
According to the BBC, the museum’s director, Emilie Gordenker said: “She didn’t mention the earrings she was wearing but she was interested in the painting.
“She asked if I had become a lot more popular since the film came out, and I said I definitely had.”