Looks like the duchess has made herself some new friends.
Kate made an unexpected visit to both Ireland and Scotland this week to promote her UK-wide #5BigQuestions survey – an initiative aimed at kick-starting conversations about early childhood.
While in Ireland, she visited the Ark Open Farm in Newtownards, where she mingled with many locals.
The duchess met with parents and kids for a tour around the 40-acre farm, which is home to both domestic and exotic species.
Despite admitting that she wasn’t keen on meeting any reptiles, the Duchess of Cambridge kept her royal composure when she came face-to-face with a corn snake, People reports.
According to USA online news, a video shows Kate bravely holding the snake with a big smile on her face as she bonded with a mother and her daughter who sat beside her.
"This is amazing. Want to touch it?" she asked the little girl next to her. "Wow."
Then, another young girl can be seen approaching the royal and petting the snake calmly in front of her, which impressed Kate. "Look at you! Do you want to hold her, too?"
"This is the first time I ever held a snake like this, how cool is that?" she said.
WATCH THE CLIP HERE:
The Duchess of Cambridge is a braver lady than me! However little Sophie the corn snake at the Ark Open Farm in Newtownards, Co Down seemed to be a charmer ?? pic.twitter.com/54S1hDoxgr— Rebecca Black (@RBlackPA) February 12, 2020