Kate earned her stripes as an honorary New Yorker when she gave her stern boss a classic eye-roll and a sardonic smile.
The incident unfolded at the Northside Center for Childhood Development in Harlem. Kate, who is married to Prince William, the future King of England, was helping to wrap presents for needy children at the center.
It was as total photo opportunity for the Duchess of Cambridge as part of a whirlwind publicity tour around the city. But when she dawdled while talking, she got a stern reprimand.
“Keep wrapping!” instructed a stern-voiced woman out of view of the camera, as if Kate were a mere hourly worker.
Kate seemed momentarily shocked. Surely no one speaks to her in that tone of voice in England, except maybe Queen Elizabeth, or her mom.
But Kate took the reprimand in stride. She cracked a wry smile, turned her head in the other direction and gave a mischievous eye roll.
Kate got another dose of American democracy during a basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
After the game, Cavaliers star LeBron James, shocked royal watchers by placing his arm around Kate as they posed for pictures. In England, commoners are forbidden from touching royalty without their permission, which is almost never given.
Colonials are considered crude, ill-mannered, but Kate seemed to be pleased to be just another bloke in the crowd.
The video of the incident, which was posted on Vine two days ago (Dec. 12), has already been viewed nearly 8 million times.
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