Kate Middleton's truly heart-warming reaction to surprise reunion with her former prep school teacher

Kate Middleton's teacher from her childhood embraced the Princess of Wales during the sweet reunion

Kate Middleton's teacher
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Kate Middleton reunited with a former school teacher in an utterly lovely moment during her and Prince William's royal visit to Cornwall. 

Kate Middleton bumped into her former prep-school teacher and her reaction is truly wonderful.

The Prince and Princess of Wales were visiting the National Maritime Museum in Cornwall amid an afternoon of visits planned for Falmouth. 

But after the couple, who are parents to Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, had walked around the museum they went to greet crowds outside and it's here that Kate was greeted by Jim Embury - a former teacher at her prep school who is now a volunteer at the museum.

Kate Middleton hugs Jim Embury, her former prep-school teacher

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Kate Instantly recognised her former teacher and didn't hold back her happy emotions. She opened her arms wide and went in for an endearing hug. 

She told him, "Oh my goodness. I do recognise you. I remember the classroom and everything."

She added, "Are you based here now? And you are volunteering here? Wow. That is such a small world."

Kate then gave a sweet insight into her parenting of Princess Charlotte, she said, "I’m trying to teach my daughter all the things you probably taught me."

Kate Middleton's teacher

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Kate, who was 'shaped' by her mother for a royal passion, has recently launched the Shaping Us campaign which looks at the importance of the early years in childhood and has teamed up with Roman Kemp to talk about mental health too. 

It's understood that Kate was taught history by Mr Embury in the mid-1990s.

When asked what sort of pupil she was, he replied, "I have to say fantastic. It was a great class and she was a great participant and a great kid. It was 25 years ago."

Kate has recently been supporting her eldest child Prince George by attending one of his rugby matches at Lambrook school where she was joined by rare sixth member of the family.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)