The royal couple enjoyed a meal together on a table close to Maggie Caxton and her partner, who were celebrating Maggie receiving an OBE. Maggie is the chair of the North East Learning Trust, a multi-academy trust that aims to help children realize their true potential.
A tweet from the organisation read: “Congratulations to our chair, Maggie Saxton, who received her OBE from Princess Anne at Windsor Castle yesterday.
“Maggie was thrilled to attend the ceremony and in particular, to find herself sitting beside the Prince and Princess of Wales in the local pub afterwards!”
Maggie found herself receiving plenty of messages of congratulations from well-wishers, many noting how lucky she was to have dined near the royal couple.
“Congratulations to Maggie, what a wonderful way to celebrate this achievement… a memory to treasure forever,” commented one.
A second posted: “Congratulations. Well-deserved and such lovely memories to cherish too,” while a third added: “Oh my goodness, talk about a perfect way to cap off an amazing day! Congratulations!!”
The royal couple’s sweet date came shortly after Kate embarked on a solo outing and met with staff, clients and health professionals at Colham Manor Children’s Centre in Hillingdon, west London, in her role as patron of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance.
As she arrived at the centre, she had the sweetest exchange with one little boy – much to the delight of onlookers.
And the kind-hearted royal promptly gifted Akeem her own poppy, before handing over the pin to his delighted mum.
During her tour of the centre, Kate heard how the care provided in the London Borough of Hillingdon is targeted to better suit the needs of women and families.