Kate Middleton lets loose at work as divided royal fans insist the Queen 'wouldn't be caught doing that'

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Kate Middleton let her hair down at work as she enjoyed a ride on a slide yesterday but it's divided royal fans who are insisting the Queen 'wouldn't be caught' doing that.

Kate Middleton cut loose at work by having a go at whizzing down a children's slide in heels during her royal trip to Copenhagen.

The unexpected move has divided royal fans with some insisting the Queen "wouldn't be caught" doing it.

The Duchess of Cambridge took a 'risky' move when she felt the urge to have a go on the children's spiral metal tunnel slide during an official engagement at the LEGO Foundation PlayLab on February 22 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Kate, 40, was on a working visit with The Royal foundation Centre for Early Childhood when she made the daredevil decision to go down the slide in front of the world's media.

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Dressed in a red suit jacket, wide legged trousers and stiletto heels, the Duchess sped down the slide, with her legs in the air. Her heels banged on the metal slide as she came out of the bottom, narrowly missing the cameramen who were stood close by filming her moment.

As she let out a giggle and told onlookers, "You stood far enough away, in the spirit of where I am I had to do that!"

Kate is no stranger to play equipment, some fans wonder how she stays in shape being a mum of three to Prince George, eight, Princess Charlotte, six, and Prince Louis, three, but her unexpected move has divided some fans as she is the wife of husband Prince William who is second in line to the throne in royal succession.

One said, "There is nothing dignified or classy about that. The Queen won’t be caught doing that."

Another fan put, "I’m not hating on Kate she’s having fun but thinking she’s brave and dignified for sliding down a slide … like that’s embarrassing."

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But some fans have defended the Duchess, and praised her efforts.

One fan said, "Also, how is she so elegant WHILE SLIDING DOWN A SLIDE AT GREAT SPEED. Me? I'd have landed in a heap, on the floor, on my face, in front of all of those cameras."

Another put, "That’s some strong core she has there being able to pull her up so quick like that, and in heels! Me I would have tripped over flat on my face 😂"

"Catherine is brilliant. She’s fun, down-to-Earth, relatable and just unassuming," another kind Twitter user agreed, adding, "Our wonderful future Queen Consort!"

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!)