Kate Middleton accidentally shows off favourite emojis as she flashes phone

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While the Duchess of Cambridge is always elegant, professional and passionate when out and about on royal duties, it seems her texting might not be quite so calm.

During a video for her 5 Big Insights project, Kate flashed her phone at the camera and revealed her most used emojis – and the list included the angry swearing face.

The vomiting emoji is also on her list, along with the cucumber, purple alien, wind and a pineapple.

Kate launched the survey earlier this year, and more than half a million reply responded to her call – making it the biggest public research of its kind in history.

She has presented five main findings, including that 98% of people believe nurture is essential to lifelong outcomes and that 70% of parents feel judged by others.

The research also found that 90% of people believe parental mental health and wellbeing is critical to a child’s upbringing.

Kate rewore her purple £795 Gucci silk pussy-bow blouse as she sat down to answer fans’ questions but she was wearing the designer piece back to front.

In the video, she jokes that she would also like to “ask the experts” for advice on handling her children’s tantrums while answering early years questions from members of the public.

While responding to the question “how do you manage temper tantrums in your household” via video message, Kate said: “Yes, that’s a hard one”, before laughing and saying “I’d also like to ask the experts myself”.

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Kate’s 5 Big Insights speech has been labelled a “landmark moment” in her royal journey.

She spoke passionately and confidently about the vital project, which looked at the crucial role the first five years play in raising the next generation.

She said: “People often ask why I care so passionately about the early years.

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge
“Many mistakenly believe my interest stems from having children of my own.

“While of course I care hugely about their start in life, this ultimately sells the issue short.

“Parenthood isn’t a prerequisite for understanding the importance of the early years.

“If we only expect people to take an interest in the early years when they have children, we are not only too late for them, we are underestimating the role others can play in shaping our most formative years too.”