Duchess Kate Attends the Cutest Tea Party, Reveals Prince George’s Obsession With ‘Dinosaurs and Volcanoes’

Kate Middleton
Kate Middleton attends a children's tea party with pupils from Oakington Manor Primary School in Wembley while celebrating Dippy the Diplodocus' time in Hintze Hall at the Natural History Museum November 22, 2016, in London. Yui Mok - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Not your average tea party! Duchess Kate joined a team of tiny “dino scientists” for a mini–fossil dig to bid farewell to Dippy the Diplodocus on Tuesday, November 22. Dippy is a dinosaur skeleton cast that has been on display at London’s Natural History Museum for the past 111 years and will now be shown on tour throughout the U.K. 

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, makes a dinosaur egg with pupils from Oakington Manor Primary School, at the Natural History Museum in London on November 22, 2016, as she atttends a children's tea party to celebrate 'Dippy' the diplodocus's time in the museum's Hintze Hall.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, makes a dinosaur egg with pupils from Oakington Manor Primary School while attending a children’s tea party that celebrated Dippy the Diplodocus’ time at the Natural History Museum’s Hintze Hall in London on Nov. 22, 2016. YUI MOK/AFP/Getty Images

The Duchess of Cambridge joined 20 youngsters to send Dippy off in style with a dinosaur-themed tea party. Clad in a black-and-teal floral dress by L.K Bennett, she also joined in on painting "dinosaur eggs" with the kids.

“Does anyone like T. rex?” the royal, 34, asked the kids. “George likes T. rex. I think probably because it’s the noisiest and scariest.” The Duchess also revealed that her 3-year-old son with husband Prince William is currently obsessed with “dinosaurs and volcanoes.”

The Duchess of Cambridge cuts a cake with pupils from Oakington Manor Primary School in Wembley, as she attends a children's tea party at the Natural History Museum, London, to celebrate Dippy the Diplodocus's time in Hintze Hall.
At a children's tea party at the Natural History Museum, London, to celebrate Dippy the Diplodocus' time in Hintze Hall, Nov. 22, 2016, the Duchess of Cambridge cuts a cake while pupils from Oakington Manor Primary School in Wembley watch. Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images

After spending the morning at the museum, Duchess Kate changed into a black Preen cocktail dress and attended the Place2Be Wellbeing in Schools Awards at Mansion House in London. At the event, she connected with a mom named Ceri Knapton who shared that her 13-year-old son Ethan, who was awarded with the Young Person Champion Award, is battling autism and Asperger’s syndrome.

The Duchess of Cambridge attends Place2Be Wellbeing in Schools Awards at Mansion House on November 22, 2016 in London, United Kingdom.
The Duchess of Cambridge attends Place2Be Wellbeing in Schools Awards at Mansion House on Nov. 22, 2016, in London. Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images

“The Duchess just leaned over and said to me, ‘I've got to give you a hug as a mom,’” Knapton told reporters. “I couldn't believe it. It was such a kind gesture.'”

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