The Royalist

11.07.13

Windsor Love Fest As Will and Kate Meet Barbara on London Bus

Will and Kate out in force for veteran's appeal

Gawd love 'em!

It was Windsors all round today as William and Kate boarded a classic 1960’s open-backed Routemaster London bus today with none other than everyone's favorite caricature of the British working class spirit, the Carry On and EastEnders’ actress Barbara 'Babs' Windsor.

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If all of the above means nothing to you then you need to spend more time watching BBC America.

Will and Kate met staff and volunteers from The Royal British Legion London Poppy Day Appeal, ahead of Remembrance Sunday (the British equivalent to Veteran’s Day) and then went and helped sell the paper poppies that are the symbol of the charity at Kensington High Street tube station, the local stop for Kensington Palace.

Kate wore one of her trusty stand-bys, a full-length LK Bennet coat, in red, natch, and demure black heels.

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The couple were swamped with phone-waving well-wishers and extra police had to be called in at one stage as numbers swelled.

Best daft line is from the Daily Mail’s unusually giddy coverage of the walkabout:

Kate spoke with Corporal Steve Johnson, an RAF recruitment officer from Newcastle, who is busking at Tube stations across London to raise funds for the appeal.

'Kate asked what kind of music I'd been playing,' he said. 'She asked me to play but then said don't because it's too busy.'

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Prince Harry at the Fields of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey in central London on November 7, 2013. (Dominic Lipinski/Press Association )

William and Kate’s light hearted and jovial appearance was in noted contrast to Prince Harry’s attendance to duty at Westminster’s Field of Remembrance where, with Prince Philip, he laid wreaths in honor of fallen soldiers in a sombre ceremony.