Khareesha's mum Sophie Dowd told the publication: “Khareesha is very shy – she doesn’t talk too much to people – and she [Kate] took her over to speak to her. She was really nice with her.”
Duchess Kate's caring nature is often evident as she mothers her own children, Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte, 4, and Prince Louis, 1.
She's also spoken in the past about teaching her children the value of showing affection, declaring “hugs are very important”.
Speaking at a meet and greet in Basildon, UK, in October the duchess could be heard telling one lady who couldn't resist hugging Kate: “Thank you very much, hugs are very important, I keep saying that to my children.”