The Duchess of Cambridge made a facial expression that wasn’t princess perfect last week and the world lost it.
The royal was caught rolling her eyes after someone ordered her to keep wrapping Christmas presents at a children’s centre during her recent trip to New York.
So fascinated did the world become by the eye-rolling ‘incident’ that the Duchess’ optic organs are now the subject of disproportionate scrutiny.
Yesterday, she attended a Scout meeting in London to help the children ones earn their Disability Awareness badge.
She played it as smoothly as ever, wore a scout scarf as a blindfold, played with boxing gloves and squeezed icing onto cupcakes. She donned a hoodie, and plenty of journalists wrote about it. And then she had another lapse in princess etiquette and made another strange expression that could possibly be construed as eye-rolling.
In pictures: Royal visit to the USA
In pictures: Royal visit to the USA
Prince William and Joe Daniels, president of the 9/11 Memorial (R) look on, as Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, lays flowers at the edge of a memorial pool at the National Sept.11 Memorial in New York
The Duchess of Cambridge meets guests Amelia Salzman, Stephen J Symonds and Eric Sambol (right) former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton and daughter Chelsea during a reception co-hosted by the Royal Foundation and the Clinton Foundation at British Consul General's Residence in New York to recognise the work of the wildlife conservation charity Tusk Trust, of which the Duke of Cambridge is patron, and the organisations who are partners in United For Wildlife, while the Clinton Foundation is working with other groups to tackle wildlife trafficking
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge greets former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton
Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge watch the game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City
Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge pose with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver (2nd R), Global Ambassador Dikembe Mutombo (L), and Sr. Vice President, Community & Player Programs Kathleen Behrens (R) as they attend the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Brooklyn Nets NBA game at Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York
Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge pose with LeBron James as they attend the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Brooklyn Nets NBA game at Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York
Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, acknowledge the crowd during the second half of an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Cleveland Cavaliers in New York
Duchess of Cambridge is greeted by Beyonce and Jay-Z as they attend the NBA basketball game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Brooklyn Nets in New York
Prince William talks with Jay-Z , as the Duchess of Cambridge, chats with Beyonce during an NBA basketball game
Duchess of Cambridge wraps presents for children with volunteer Mary Dawkins at the Northside Center for Childhood Development in New York
Duchess of Cambridge watches children as she visits Northside Center for Child Development in New York
Kate, Duchess of Cambridge greets children and parents outside the Northside Center after her visit, in New York
New York City first lady Chirlane McCray and Duchess of Cambridge, shake hands outside the Northside Center for Child Development in New York
President Barack Obama meets with Prince William in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington
Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William arrive at The Carlyle hotel in New York
Cue numerous headlines from both the US and the UK, including “Kate Middleton Goes Casual in a Hoodie to Hang With the Scouts, Recycles Now-Infamous Eye-Roll Face”, “Did Kate Middleton Just Bust Out the Eye Roll Again?” and “Kate Middleton's Eye Roll Face is Back While Visiting Scouts”.
She probably didn’t roll her eyes. She probably never will again, judging by the weird attention her facial expressions receive.
The eye police, it seems, are always watching.Reuse content