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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, feeds a lamb as she visits author Michael Morpurgo’s Farms for City Children

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, feeds a lamb as she visits author Michael Morpurgo’s Farms for City Children

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, feeds a lamb as she visits author Michael Morpurgo’s Farms for City Children

A baby lamb called Stinky had a very special visitor giving him a bottle of milk - the Duchess of Cambridge.

The Duchess met Stinky during a visit to the Farms for City Children in Arlingham, Gloucestershire - a charity set up by children's author Michael Morpurgo to teach inner-city children about farming.

Stinky, who is six-weeks-old, is being bottle-fed as he fell ill shortly after being born and had to be taken away from his mother and hand-reared by staff.

Farm manager John Goodman explained how Stinky - a Lleyn breed of sheep who was born on the farm - earned his name.

"He got a bit of a stomach infection and he had diarrhoea and he was a bit smelly. The children said he was stinky and the name stuck," he said.

The Duchess had arrived at the farm for a private lunch with the children and staff. She then joined a story-time session led by Mr Morpurgo, who founded the charity with his wife Clare.

Belfast Telegraph