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 (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) "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 (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab).

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 Entertainment Writer

Selina is a Senior Entertainment Writer with more than 15 years of experience in newspapers and magazines. She currently looks after all things Entertainment for Goodto.com, Woman&Home, and My Imperfect Life. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.