MOMENT Toddler Says NO to Glasgow Kiss from Pri...
The little girl who mistook a prince for a frog! Toddler recoils from William's Glasgow kiss (but giggles away happily for the Duchess): The pregnant Duchess of Cambridge was a hit with the children of Glasgow when she visited the Scottish city today. Her husband Prince William, however, did not go down quite so well.
The second-in-line to the throne reached in to give a friendly kiss to a toddler, but the little girl recoiled in horror, burying herself in her mother's neck.
Shona Ritchie, a four-year-old Glaswegian local who was dressed as a princess, further rebuffed the royal advances when William admired the pretty flower she was holding. Concerned he might take a fancy to it or perhaps anticipating a Glasgow Kiss (local slang for a headbutt), Shona yanked it away from his grasp - because she wanted to give it to Kate.
'Ooh, is that for me?' William asked hopefully, looking at the red flower, to which Shona thrust the flower in Kate's direction. 'No, you want to give it to Kate. Quite right.'
The Prince hoped he might get a kiss by way of apology, at which point Shona hid from his advances. 'Oh, next time, Shona, next time,' he said, smiling.
Shona was standing outside the Emirates Arena with her family. Her mother, Karen Ritchie, 34, from Croftfoot, Glasgow, said Shona had waited all morning to ask William for a kiss but, as he leaned over, she became shy.
She said: 'She's been dressed up like that since 6am today and we've been here waiting since nine. But when she finally plucked up the courage to ask him, she got really shy and pulled away.
'As he leaned in to kiss her on the forehead she pulled away and got really shy. This is the quietest she's been all day.'
The Duchess was given Shona's red flower when she also stopped to speak to the family.
Mrs Ritchie said: 'She said Shona looked very pretty and asked her if she had picked the flower from her garden, but Shona told her she got it from my vase in the house and she thought that was very funny.'
Further along the welcome line, a baby girl showed she had a taste for the finer things in life when she tried to eat a bouquet of flowers that was presented to the Duchess of Cambridge.
The youngster, only a few months old, made a move towards the flowers during the royal visit to Glasgow.
Kate jokingly asked if the little girl wanted to keep the flowers, and told her: 'It's probably not so tasty.'
When the baby reached towards the blooms again, to laughter from the gathered crowds, the Duchess added: 'I don't think that's going to be very nice.'