Prince William’s disgusted reaction to Kate Middleton’s offer during major COP26 reception

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to Alexandra Park Sports Hub on day two of COP26
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Prince William has reacted in horror to a hilarious offer from Kate Middleton as the couple attended a reception during the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow. 

Prince William and Kate Middleton have resumed royal duties after their recent half term holiday as they stepped out in matching blue looks in Glasgow. The couple travelled to Scotland for the COP26 climate summit, along with other senior members of The Firm. This came after the Queen pulled out of her appearance there after receiving advice to “rest” following her recent overnight hospital stay.

In her place, the Cambridges, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall have been attending a variety of significant engagements, including a reception on 1st November.  

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (L) and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (R) speak with guests at a reception for the key members of the Sustainable Markets Initiative and the Winners and Finalists of the first Earthshot Prize Awards

This saw the royals meeting and chatting to a number of important guests, including the winners and finalists of the Earthshot Prize 2021 and key members of the Sustainable Markets Initiative.

It was during this reception that a hilarious moment between William and Kate was captured by photographers and showcased his apparent squeamishness when it comes to bugs. In the snaps, William can be seen recoiling in horror as Kate offers him larvae in a small box, bringing them up close to his face.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge offers a tub of dead larvae, used as livestock feed, to her husband Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, (R) while they speak with guests at a reception for the key members of the Sustainable Markets Initiative and the Winners and Finalists of the first Earthshot Prize Awards

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According to the caption provided by image site, Getty, the Duchess proffered the dead larvae, which are used as livestock feed, as the couple chatted to guests. And whilst Kate looks delighted and not in the least put off by the tub’s contents, William can be seen closing his eyes and seeming to exclaim in disgust. 

The contrast between the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s responses echoed their expressions when Kate met a surprising guest during their trip to Northern Ireland in September.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge observes as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge handles a tarantula

Here Kate confidently held a spider named Charlotte, whilst William looked on, impressed, but keeping his distance nevertheless. Despite his less than thrilled reaction to the larvae, however, William and Kate both looked delighted to be out and about meeting the honoured guests at the prestigious Glasgow reception.

They later joined Prince Charles, who is first in line to the throne, Duchess Camilla and world leaders at a reception where attendees heard a special message from the Queen.

Speaking at Windsor Castle, Her Majesty praised her son and grandson as she also reflected on her late husband of 73 years, Prince Philip’s legacy. 

“It is a source of great pride to me that the leading role my husband played in encouraging people to protect our fragile planet lives on through the work of our eldest son Charles and his eldest son William. I could not be more proud of them,” the Queen poignantly declared. 

Emma Shacklock
Senior Lifestyle Writer

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with six years of experience working in digital publishing, ranging from book publishing to magazines. She currently looks after all things Lifestyle for Woman&Home,, and My Imperfect Life.