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Once upon a time, in a land far, far away across the Atlantic Ocean lived a Duchess who is often mistaken for a Princess. Her name is Catherine and while she is officially the Duchess of Cambridge many still believe she is simply Princess Kate, formerly of the Middleton clan.

Kids don’t often hear the term “duchess,” but “princess” is as common as Goldfish crackers and Disney Junior. So it only made sense that when Kate visited the Northside Center for Child Development in Harlem, the center’s director, Rose Ann Harris, said the kids “thought she was the Princess from Frozen.”

Harris added: “When they heard she was coming they thought it was Elsa — we said a Princess and they got a Princess.” Tsk, tsk. Oh, Ms. Harris. Elsa was the blonde-haired, blue-eyed Queen of Arendelle. Now her sister, Princess Anna, on the other hand — that’s who they probably thought they were getting (and which makes way more sense). Sigh. Grown-ups.

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Alas, neither Anna nor Elsa paid the kids a visit but Kate rolled with it and still managed to charm the heck out of the little ones, even using the Disney hit to kick-start conversations with them. “Do you really like Frozen?” she asked several kids.

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Kate toured the centre with NYC’s First Lady, mayor Bill de Blasio’s wife, Chirlane McCray. The two helped out at the gift-wrapping station and took part in an arts and crafts class. She was a hit and the kids loved every second of it. Pfft, princess schrinscess.

A photo posted by Clarence House (@clarencehouse) on

Kate’s brother-in-law, Prince Harry, better watch out; she’s almost as good with the kids as he is. Just look how enamoured this little guy is. Aw.