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Moment toddler shares a high five with the Duchess

This is the beautiful moment a Midland tot bounded up to Kate Middleton - and shared a high five.

The toddler - clearly not put off by the visitor's lofty status - set off a blaze of camera flashes from photographers covering the Royal appearance.

The moment was caught on video by our reporter.

The Duchess of Cambridge was visiting the West Midlands on Wednesday as part of her charity work supporting vulnerable children.

Kate, who is seven months pregnant with her second child, went to Action for Children’s Cape Hill Children’s Centre in Smethwick and a pottery factory in Stoke-on-Trent which creates designer mugs to raise funds for a children’s hospice.

In Smethwick the Duchess, 33, met families who have faced difficult circumstances, such as domestic violence or serious health problems, and learn how Action for Children has helped them.


Duchess of Cambridge tours the Emma Bridgewater factory

The Duchess of Cambridge has proved herself "a natural Stokie" on a visit to the Potteries in support of children's hospices.

Kate was visiting the Emma Bridgewater ceramics factory in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, touring the shop floor and watching youngsters getting creative with paint, to the delight of their royal visitor.

The visit was a chance for her to witness production of a new line of mugs the historic company has launched in support of East Anglia's Children's Hospices of which the Duchess is patron.

Our reporter @staceyITV was following the Duchess!


Richard III visitor centre 'one of best new tourist attractions' in the world

The King Richard III visitor centre in Leicester has been named one of the best new tourist attractions in the world.

King Richard III Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Travel experts from Lonely Planet singled out the £4 million centre for its innovative exhibits which showcase King Richard's life and times and the science behind identifying his remains.

A display inside the new visitor centre Credit: ITV News Central

The centre has opened following the unearthing of the remains of Richard III, who died in the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.

The centre features in a list of 26 of the "world's hottest new experiences for 2015" in an ebook published by Lonely Planet.

This attraction, dedicated to one of our most legendary monarchs, truly puts Leicester on the map for anyone interested in England's dramatic past.

– Lonely Planet’s Destination Editor for Great Britain James Smart
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