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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.



Smethwick residents asked to keep doors and windows shut after fire

Residents in Smethwick have been asked to keep their doors and windows shut, after a severe fire in the area last night.

Primary school closed for the day after fire

The Fire Service has announced that a Smethwick primary school will be shut for the day after a huge industrial fire nearby.

Wattville Primary School, on Watville Road - which is currently closed - will not open as usual today.

The fire is believed to have started at 3am this morning at the Middlemore Industrial Estate.

Emergency services are still at the scene, and the police have closed roads in the area.

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