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The Duchess of Cambridge gave the cute update to fans as she and husband William opened Scotland’s first design museum – V&A Dundee.

Proud mum Kate Middleton has given an adorable update on Prince Louis as she and husband Prince William greeted freezing fans in Dundee.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were in Scotland to open a £80million museum – just miles away from where they first locked eyes on each other in 2001 at the University of St Andrews.

It is the first official joint engagement of the year for the pair, known as the Earl and Countess of Strathearn when in the country.

And as the couple, who wrapped up in scarves to brave the chill, greeted well-wishers, Kate gave the sweet update on her little prince.

The 37-year-old, who gave birth to Louis on April 23 revealed that the nine-month-old ‘was already a fast crawler’ – which suggests it won’t be long before the tot is on his feet.

Prince George , five, is said to have started crawling when he was eight months old – a full month earlier than his father did.

George reportedly took his first steps at the age of 11 months, while Princess Charlotte , three, was said to have been one.

Meanwhile in a nod to her Scottish hosts, Kate opted for a Alexander McQueen green tartan coat which she has been pictured wearing on numerous occasions – including in 2012 when she visited her old prep school , Saint Andrew’s in Pangbourne.

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She also wore the stunning ensemble during a Christmas church service in Sandringham in 2013. The navy and green pattern is that of Scotland’s 3rd Battalion Regiment, known as the Black Watch.

Today she teamed the coat with black gloves, black block heels, a Manu Atelier green leather bag and pair of Princess Diana’s sapphire earrings.

McQueen is a firm favourite of Kate’s, with Sarah Burton from the luxury fashion house designing the Duchess’s wedding dress in 2011.

The couple, who last visited the city in 2015, officially opened Scotland’s first design museum , V&A Dundee, and unveiled a plaque before greeting members of the public.

Scotland has a special place in their hearts as it is where their love story began in 2001 while studying at the University of St Andrews .

The attraction they opened this afternoon is the centrepiece of a £1billion transformation of the Dundee waterfront, once part of the city’s docklands.

While meeting schoolchildren Kate remarked that she has “never seen a museum like this”.

William , 36, and Kate , 37, the first royal patron of the V&A, also met the team who helped create the £80million venue which has garnered interest from across the globe.

It is named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, William’s great-great-great-great grandparents.

More than 380,000 people have visited the museum since it opened to the public in September.

It was designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma and the building takes its inspiration from the cliffs along the north-east coast and stretches out into the River Tay.

Kate and Wills were given a tour and shook hands with Mr Kumo before complimenting his work.

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William , 36, and Kate , 37, the first royal patron of the V&A, also met the team who helped create the £80million venue which has garnered interest from across the globe.

It is named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, William’s great-great-great-great grandparents.

More than 380,000 people have visited the museum since it opened to the public in September.

It was designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma and the building takes its inspiration from the cliffs along the north-east coast and stretches out into the River Tay.

Kate and Wills were given a tour and shook hands with Mr Kumo before complimenting his work.

After leaving the multi-million pound building, Kate and Wills both wrapped up in scarves and headed outside to greet the well-wishers, some waving flags, who had gathered to see the VIP visitors.

Kate, who was holding a gorgeous bouquet of flowers, stopped and chatted to the crowds, including to one woman who clutched the Duchess’s hand.

While William was seen speaking to adorable schoolchildren keen to show him their artwork of a Scottish flag.

The royal pair were then driven to The Crescent community centre where they were greeted by the Lord Provost Ian Borthwick and a chorus of cheers from onlookers.

They sat and had tea and cake with Dundee Michelin factory employees to hear first-hand how they have been affected by the news that tyre production is to cease on the site.

It has been a huge part of the city and a key employer for generations. Last year it was announced it has been earmarked for closure, with around 850 people facing redundancy.

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William later spoke at a meeting of the Michelin Dundee Action Group in which he said he hoped a “positive way forward” could be found during the period of uncertainty in the community.

Today’s visit also aimed to build on Kate’s keen interest in promoting the visual arts, and highlighting the value that public institutions like V&A Dundee can offer local communities, particularly in terms of increased accessibility to world- class art and design.

V&A Dundee director Philip Long said: “We are honoured to be welcoming the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to officially open V&A Dundee.

“This official opening marks the beginning of a very exciting year, with upcoming exhibitions on videogames, robots and the future of design.

“Through an eclectic programme, we aim to inspire people and provoke discussion about the role of design in everyone’s lives.”

Meanwhile, Scotland is where Kate and William first locked eyes on each other.

They were studying at the University of St Andrews, and quickly became close after realising they shared the same naughty sense of humour.

William studied history of art before switching to geography, while Kate studied art history. They both achieved 2:1.

The prince graduated alongside Kate in June 2005 when he was 23.

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