Prince William tries to kiss little Scottish girl, Scottish girl rejects him: adorable?

Here are some more photos of Countess Kate and Prince William in Glasgow yesterday. I’m including pics of Kate playing ping-pong and basketball at the Donald Dewar Leisure Centre in Drumchapel, which was apparently the launch of some new project for William, Harry and Kate’s Foundation. Really, I’m just writing about them again because yesterday I ignored this one part of their Scottish trip, and now it’s everywhere. When William and Kate were greeting waiting fans outside one of their events, William greeted a little Scottish girl and her mum, and the mum said her daughter wanted a kiss from the prince. William happily obliged (and honestly, he was very sweet about it), but when he leaned in to give the girl a peck, she backed off something fierce. William laughed and made a few self-deprecating jokes. Oh, and the girl went on to chat with Kate and give Kate the flower that the girl withheld from William. There’s video and photos:

It’s cute, right? I think William handled that situation really well. Just think, 300 years ago, the king-to-be would have yelled “Off with ‘er head!” No, I jest. Whatever happened, it’s not a situation where “this little girl hates William”. She’s probably just shy and she got overwhelmed when she saw him.

Meanwhile, Us Weekly has a story about Countess Kate’s baby name choices:

Whether she wants it or not, Kate Middleton is receiving baby name suggestions from her friends. The pregnant Duchess of Cambridge visited Quarriers Stopover Project in Glasgow, Scotland on Thursday, April 4 with husband Prince William and opened up about her royal pregnancy.

While chatting with the project manager of the homeless shelter, which provides short-term housing for 14 people between age 16 and 25, Middleton, 31, talked about her due date and if she’s thought of any baby names.

“It’s around mid-July, but apparently babies have their own agenda,” she joked. Middleton kept her baby bump covered up during her travels throughout Scotland on Thursday under a short tartan Molah brand “Workers” coat.

Though they still have time, the first-time mom-to-be said she’s struggling to come up with a baby name. “We have a short list for both [boy and girl] but it’s very difficult,” she confessed. But she’s also getting some help, Middleton added, “My friends keep texting me names.”

During her visit, Caitlin Tominey, 17, gifted Middleton with a wool baby bonnet, teddy bear and onesie. “It’s very sweet of you, I’ll keep it safe for the big day,” Middleton said. “I’ve been trying to knit and I’m really bad. I should be asking you for tips.”

Meanwhile, her husband, 30, was trying out his skills at DJ’ing. “It’s difficult,” he said. “I think I should come better prepared next time.”

After their visit, Quarriers Chief Executive Paul Wood told reporters, “William and Kate were extremely relaxed and really in touch with the young people and understand the problems they face.”

[From Us Weekly]

Her friends text her baby names? How peasanty! Seriously, does Kate not know that the Royal Baby Name List is finite? Princess Anne really threw everybody for a loop when she named her daughter Zara (but Zara is a commoner, so people didn’t care *that* much). The choices for a girl are: Victoria, Elizabeth, Diana, May, Anne (or Anna), Charlotte… and that’s about it. Choices for boys are: Charles, George, Henry, William, Phillip, Arthur, Edward and maybe Robert (if you’re feeling avant-garde). There will be no Madisons or Lincolns or Taylors.

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  1. lower-case deb says:

    girl: Ethel, boy: Ethelred?

  2. Lolly says:

    I hope that little girl added an “ewww” for good measure. So Kate’s terrible at knitting & making tea, applying eyeliner etc.. Just what is she good at? And being a doormat isn’t a talent

  3. V4Real says:

    Two words Will… Breath mint

  4. springingforward says:

    Prince William is adorable. That is all. *drops mic*

  5. Ellie66 says:

    I like Diana and Charlotte for a girl, the boys names are kinda dull I do like Arthur though. They seem very sweet together and kinda normal (well normal for a Prince)

  6. Jess says:

    Jeez, she is not going to age well. She has such weak features. You really notice it when you see a mid-action shot.

    I so want to wipe all that blush off her face. The palace really needs to make her use a make-up artist. No one applies blush like that these days, it’s like she’s taking her cues from Dynasty.

  7. FLORC says:

    There’s nothing offensive about this and that little girl was absolutely adorable. I would have freaked out by getting a kiss at that age too.

    I will say this and it isn’t meant to be a back handed compliment, but more of a harsh observation. This video footage is awesome for their image! They need to get out there and do this on a regular basis. a few times a month won’t kill them and there’s still room for vacation time. Not just a bunch of events clustered together so we forget about their long stretches of no work. And though it is classified as work to them a meet and greet is not work in the sense that it’s difficult.

    Kate gets baby name texts from friends? This isn’t terrible, but it sounds like a “they’re just like us!” plant.

  8. Andrea says:

    I know this couple gets a lot of crap for their constant vacations and what many people consider lazy, privileged behavior. But I will say this:

    William has always struck me as his mother’s son in every way. I do think he is genuinely kind hearted and gracious. I’ve always thought that.

    • LadyMTL says:

      I agree, and I’m in no way a fan of the royals. I think the video here shows it, William is comfortable around people even when they’re rejecting him, lol. He can laugh at himself too (looks like, anyway) and although I’m sure a lot of it is the Palace’s spin doctors at work, it’s still nice to see that he’s not too snotty for words.

    • FLORC says:

      You hold onto that image because there’s just a mountain of evidence that proves otherwise. We rarely hear of William being a brat from the press because William told them to stop printing bad stories about him or he’ll lock them in the tower, but if any rumor is true it finds it’s way out. Often William is described in a less than flattering manner from 1st person accounts.

    • GoodCapon says:

      Andrea, you’re talking about Harry. Not William.

    • JulieM says:

      Wow, I think Harry is his mother’s son. William is more like his father. A spoiled brat.

    • Banskygirl says:

      This is why he and Kate get a free pass. Diana.

    • bluhare says:

      I think William is his mother’s son as well. Along with his father’s son.

      And it seems like he got few of their good traits.

    • Suze says:

      What about him is kind hearted and generous? I haven’t read or seen anything that would suggest that.

      I’ve seen very few photos of him interacting with young kids or with older people in a genuine, warm way. And I haven’t read any articles that state that he has given money, time or resources to charity or individuals.

      I’ve seen picture of him at events walking around with his hands clasped, and occassionally walking by the crowd, shaking a few hands and smiling (sort of).

      This set of photos is about the warmest I’ve seen him be, and it’s hardly enough to brand him as consistently warm hearted and generous. Like FLORC mentioned above, they need to do this several times a month for a couple of years to build up the image of kind hearted do-gooders. And maybe they will.

      I’m not being snarky. I’m genuinely curious.

  9. Cordelia says:

    Honestly, Charles in his younger days was much more exciting than William.

  10. Guesto says:

    Darren for a boy. Darren Keith maybe? Daz or Keef for short.

    Girl? Prunella Beyonce. PruB for short.

  11. Bored suburbanhousewife says:

    She gets texts from friends? What friends?

    BTW you forgot Alexandra, has been a family name in that house for years. And Caroline is as likely as Charlotte. Both fem variants of Charles. Georgianna would also be a nice choice and an honorific for QE II beloved father.

    Is “peasanty” a real word now? Whatever happened to “plebeian”?

  12. GoodCapon says:

    Look at how short her coat was in the second photo. A little bit more and we could have seen the royal birth canal. Ugh.

  13. nuzzybear says:

    I’m sorry – if a balding married English guy tried to cheat on his wife right in front of her by kissing me, he’d be lucky not to get it in the crown jewels.

    (They’re an adorable and graceful couple – I hope they do well.)

  14. jenn says:

    eeeew!!! He looks even more creepy than usual in the photo with the little girl.

  15. janie says:

    I love this couple! They are so excited to be parents & show it! She looks wonderful! The incident with the little girl is funny.. He is so much like his mom & will be a very hands on & great dad!

  16. faun says:

    What happened to that morning sickness that was supposed to sideline her for 9 months?

  17. WendyNerd says:


    I like to pretend that she screamed that.

  18. Addison says:

    That is too funny, the little girl will have video of herself doing this. One day there will be a story sort of like where are they now. Cute story. As far as names it has to be regal the baby will be a king or queen afterall.

  19. KellyinSeattle says:

    I still really like Kate…William is as exciting as burnt toast.

    • Mich says:

      Kate outshines him 1000 to 1.

      I actually think she looks really happy doing public engagements so it baffles me why she doesn’t do more.

      I’m probably the only one who thinks this but, when looking at stills of them during their joint appearances, it often seems like she tries to get him to be more excited about wherever they are.

    • Suze says:

      Honestly, I wish she had more of an effect on him. I think – it all being relatively new to her – that she is more excited by the public appearances than he is. But he seems to bring her down at times (Not all the time; sometimes he can enter into the spirit of things. More often not, though.).

  20. Melissa says:

    That little girl looks like she’s wearing a Brave/Merida costume. The only thing she’s missing is the red curly wig!

  21. taxi says:

    Where is William’s wedding ring? Doesn’t he wear it to public events?

  22. foresster says:

    Both are so non charismatic, he and Kate just come off as dull and Kate as fake. He’s ugly that’s why the kid didn’t want to kiss him. He probably looks like an old bald man up close with horse teeth and a wonky nose that’s scary.
    Kate looks trashy, she really is common, a title can’t change her into having class and it hasn’t.