Fog-Delayed Kate Arrives In Grimsby

5 March 2013, 16:01 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

Kate has arrived in a cold, foggy Grimsby over an hour late but she's still smiling after hearing hundreds cheer her name.

Kate, whose helicopter from Kensington Palace was massively delayed due to adverse weather, smiled as flag-waving crowds chanted ``We want Kate''.

With her baby bump tucked away under her chocolate-coloured three-quarter length Hobbs coat, the Duchess began her visit at the North East Lincolnshire town's National Fishing Heritage Centre.

After talking about the sustainability of North Sea fishing and touring the centre, the Duchess headed to meet the excited crowds.

Hundreds reached out to shake her hand, some giving her flowers and gifts. Six-year-old Zara Williams, from Goxhill, gave Kate a bunch of pink roses after waiting with her family since 9.30am.

The crowds were cheering outside Grimsby's Peaks Lane Fire Station, where around 200 people crowded the streets, some having waited in pretty freezing temperatures for nearly three hours to see her.

She also made an unplanned stop on her way into the building to meet around 10 adults and children who were patients at nearby St Andrew's Hospice.