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Palace Sends Letter to 10-Year-Old Girl Who Missed Kate Middleton's Local Appearance

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Kate Middleton is making good with one young fan who missed the duchess's recent appearance in the town of Grimsby.

Isabella Clarkson, a 10-year-old Grimsby student, was taken to see the pregnant royal at Havelock Academy, but only caught a glimpse of Middleton's car because of huge crowds and delays due to bad weather.

"We were so excited but we hardly saw anything at all," Isabella explained to the Grimsby Telegraph.

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"I'd spent ages making a glittery banner to hold the night before, but I don't think she saw it," she said. "I wrote a letter to her afterwards saying how disappointed we all were not to get to meet her and then we got a reply."

Much to their surprise, Isabella and her two siblings received a photo of Prince William's wife and a letter from St. James's Palace reading, "Duchess of Cambridge was sorry to hear you and your school friends were unable to see her when she visited Lincolnshire but Her Royal Highness had a wonderful day and gratefully appreciated the warm reception Grimsby gave her."

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Isabella said of the kind gesture, "I think Kate is doing all the good work that Princess Diana did and she seems very generous."

"I knew she would get a reply and that it would cheer her up," Isabella's mom Jackie added. "It's a lovely thing for her to keep and look back on in the future, especially as Kate will be Queen one day."

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