You don’t get a poppy from a princess every day.
Three-year-old Akeem shared a special moment with Catherine, Princess of Wales, who presented the boy with her poppy badge during a royal visit.
WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE: Princess Catherine’s cute present for a little boy.
For more royal family news and videos, visit Royal Family >>
The sweet encounter sparked a wave of love from the public, who declared Kate should be given the honorary title of “children’s princess”.
#ChildrensPrincess started trending on Twitter when fans shared collages of Kate’s adorable interactions with young children as she visited Colham Manor’s children’s center on Wednesday.
To greet Akeem, the mother-of-three knelt to be eye to eye with the boy, who asked the royal her name.
“My name is Catherine,” she said, as seen in footage posted to Twitter.
Akeem’s simple “OK” reply elicited laughter from viewers as the boy started looking at Catherine’s poppy needle.
The 40-year-old wore the pin to commemorate those who lost their lives in wars ahead of Memorial Day on November 11.
‘This is for you’
“Do you know what this is for?” Catherine asked him as she removed the needle.
“It is in memory of all the soldiers who died in the war.”
She handed Akeem the pin and said, “There you are, this is for you.”
Luckily Catherine had a spare poppy needle on her sweater under her coat for the rest of the day.
The pins have been a staple of the royal wardrobe throughout November, with the poppy having been used to commemorate the memory since the 1920s.
The Queen made the visit on behalf of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance charity, of which she is a patron.
After the visit, Catherine posted on the Twitter account she shares with husband Prince William.
“A wonderful first visit to the Maternal Mental Health Alliance this morning to see their work and the benefits that a holistic approach brings to so many mothers and families,” she said.
“Spending some time with new moms, learning about their mental health experiences and learning how integrated services are making a real difference in the community.”
Taking to social media, fans said the video was “hands down the most adorable thing ever”.
“Such a simple thing to give the kid. She never hesitated, just gave it to him. Speaks volumes about our Princess of Wales,” wrote one.
“Our beautiful Princess Catherine is her normal self. Kids are drawn to her like magnets and it’s absolutely beautiful and heartwarming to look at,” said another.
Meanwhile, others continued to call her the “child princess” while praising the mother-of-three.
“Here we go again! Now it’s Kate’s turn, ‘The Children (People) Princess’!” one said, referring to Kate’s mother-in-law, the late Princess Diana’s nickname, “The People’s Princess”.
“#PrincessCatherine really comes alive around kids 🤱🏻🥰 she really is the #ChildrensPrincess,” said another.
“Honestly, she’s definitely the #ChildrensPrincess. I love how she just takes off her poppy and gives it to him. Cute!” said one tweet.
For Catherine’s outing, the princess wore an affordable Mango dress that cost just $90 – it’s now sold out.
Catherine announced in May that she would become patron of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance.
“We all know that pregnancy, childbirth and the first few months and years of a child’s life can be very stressful,” she said at the time.
“Parents often feel lonely and overwhelmed during these early years.
“Around 20 per cent of women in the UK are reported to suffer from a perinatal mental illness.
“Unfortunately, we also know that many others suffer in silence.”
For more engaging royal content, visit 7Life on Facebook.
https://7news.com.au/entertainment/royal-family/catherine-princess-of-wales-given-new-title-after-absolutely-beautiful-moment–c-8812666 Catherine, Princess of Wales received a new title after an “absolutely beautiful” moment