It is easy to see why the Duchess of Cambridge is so popular with the public. She has an easy going manner and makes everyone she encounters feel special. And as she showed at her visit to an open farm near Newtownards yesterday, she takes great interest in the organisations she meets.
As a mother-of-three Kate is obviously very at home when interacting with young children and that helps make the occasion all the more uplifting and informal.
She is the epitome of how the royal family is trying to modernise and retain the affection of the public at large.
While her husband will one day be king, Kate manages to display a very welcome common touch.