Video: The moment a Burnley baby stole the show and the heart of Kate Middleton during East Lancs Royal visit

This was the moment baby Anastasia Barrie stole the limelight during a visit by Prince William and Kate Middleton to Burnley today.

By Susan Plunkett
Friday, 21st January 2022, 12:17 pm

The Duchess of Cambridge could not resist a cuddle with three-and-a-half-month old Anastasia during a visit to Burnley' s Church on the Street community hub in the town centre.

Anatasia's proud mum and dad Trudi, who is a volunteer receptionist at the hub and Alastair, who is a trustee, looked on with pride as the duchess smiled with delight as she cradled the baby girl.

But Prince William joked to delighted onlookers: "Don't be giving her ideas' before saying to his wife: "You can't take her with you."

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The Duchess of Cambridge holds Anastasia Barrie in her arms while her parents, Trudi and Alastair watch with pride.

The Royal couple have three children of their own Prince George (eight) Princess Charlotte, who is six, and three-year-old Prince Louis.

The touching moment came at the end of the Royal visit to the hub that was set up in 2019 by Pastor Mick Fleming to provide help and support for the homeless, vulnerable families and those struggling with mental health issues and addiction.

The Royal couple chatted with civic dignitaries, volunteers and service users during a tour of the hub which followed on from a visit to Clitheroe Community Hospital to champion mental wellbeing support given during the pandemic.