Kate Middleton and Prince William took in a sporting event in London on Thursday with a cute mystery companion.
Before UK's favorite couple heads out on their royal tour (get ready, Singapore, for a royal orchid naming ceremony), they're squeezing in a few visits to the 2012 London Paralympics, which they kicked off on Wednesday night in the royal box along with the queen, Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha.
On Thursday, the competition officially began with cycling, which the duke and duchess attended in patriotic garb. (We're especially digging Prince William's tribal-inspired belt -- borrowed from Harry?) The pair also took part in the wave for, like, the umpteenth time.
But beyond all of the usual "Kate wears leggings" fuss, we couldn't help but wonder: who is that cute little girl next to Kate? It's 8-year-old Lady Louise Windsor, Will's cousin and the daughter of Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Essex, and the youngest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip.
You might remember Louise from the royal wedding, where she served as one of Catherine's bridesmaids. The pint-sized cutie was born with the eye condition exotropia, which initially made her parents reluctant to have her photographed. She seemed to be having a great time with Kate and Will and her mum while watching cycling -- even taking part in the wave alongside.
Check out pics below! Isn't she a cutie?
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