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First-time mum enjoys parental chat during royal visit

By Tom Pugh

Kate was given a hint of things to come for her and the Duke of Cambridge - as she met six-week-old baby Evan and his parents 36-year-old Tim Ratliff and Tamsin Landells.

Their encounter happened during the royal’s second and final engagement in Margate, at Resort Studios, a Victorian warehouse now home to 40 creative people.

Kate beamed as she was introduced to Evan, who was born weighing 6lbs 2oz, and revealed to Evan’s parents that Prince George was now becoming more mobile.

Ms Landells (33) said afterwards: “We were talking about Evan and how he is six weeks old and George and how he is running around and how we have that to look forward to.

“Evan is our first and we were talking about moving to Margate and about doing building works with artists and creating lots of spaces and having a multi-disciplinary place here.

“She said [Evan] was really tiny and really cute. We nearly got a giggle out of him. It was good to meet another working mum. It was an inspiration.”

Kate toured the Resort Studios, which was set up in 2013 and hosts photographers, painters, artists, fashion designers, jewellers and film-makers.

Among those she met was Teresa Limbrick (53), who showed the Duchess her line of paintings on silk within her workshop.

Ms Limbrick said: “She asked me how long I had been here and I told her how I came here because I needed to start something fresh.”

After touring the studios, including a print studio and workshops, she formally opened a creative hub following a drum roll.

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