Duchess Kate recently had the opportunity to hear stories from several remarkable individuals during her visit to the Lake District! As People shares, the Duchess of Cambridge spent Tuesday up in Windermere, where she joined a couple survivors of the Holocaust on a special boat trip.
Duchess Kate "was absolutely delightful" to talk to, Holocaust survivor says
Duchess Kate wore a plaid blazer with jeans and boots while spending time with 93-year-old Ike Alterman and 92-year-old Arek Hersh, who are part of a group known as the 'Windermere Children'. While out on a boat ride with the two men, the royal heard about their incredible stories of resilience during the Holocaust, as well as how they went about rebuilding their lives after relocating to the Lake District in 1945.
Alterman said that his chat with Kate "was absolutely delightful," telling People that the two "spoke like a couple of friends." He also mentioned that the Duchess of Cambridge was engaged in the conversation and "down-to-Earth" as they talked about their children. Hersh echoed similar sentiments, saying Kate "was very interested" in what he had to say about his family and work, and their conversation "brought back happy memories" for him.
Kate later visited the Jetty Museum, where she spoke to family members of the 'Windermere Children' and learned about a project aiming to share the group's history. Earlier on in the day, the royal partook in some fun outdoor activities with young people while visiting the newly opened RAF Air Cadets Windermere Training Centre. She wore a more casual outfit while biking and absailing. Kate also made a special visit to a British air force base last week, as she was given a tour of RAF Brize Norton.