According to the royals’ official website, when greeting a member of the royal family, men are advised to bow from the neck, while women are suggested to curtsy. A simple handshake may also suffice. However, one little well-wisher took royal greetings to new heights when she met the Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, last week.
A young girl was photographed giving Kate Middleton the deepest of bows while meeting her at The King’s Cup regatta on Thursday, People pointed out. She was dressed in an ice cream cone-printed dress, red sandals, and epic unicorn face paint (horn included!), making her regal gesture all the more adorable.
The Duchess seemed more than amused by the graceful greeting. Still sporting her sailing apparel, she crouched down and smiled at her loyal fan.
Kate also shared sweet moments with her own children at the regatta. Prince George, 6, and Princess Charlotte, 4, were present to support her and William as they competed against each other in the charity sailing race. The little ones watched the tournament on a nearby boat with Kate’s father, Michael Middleton.
Once the duchess joined her kids after the competition, Charlotte had a mischievous moment and stuck her tongue out at the crowd. Luckily, Kate was nearby and jumped into mom mode, cutting her daughter’s antics short.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s Bazaar US.