Kate Middleton made a solo appearance at the National Maritime Museum in London's Greenwich on Tuesday morning to support Britain's America's Cup campaign.
The duchess joined Olympic-winning sailor Sir Ben Ainslie and Sir Keith Mills, the entrepreneur behind Britain's last America's Cup team, for a breakfast reception to promote the sailing event taking place in 2017.
When Kate sat down to talk to the veteran, he asked, "Is it okay to kiss a Princess?" the Daily Mirror reports.
Of course, the duchess could hardly say no and she kindly accepted his offer.
"It was a lovely kiss - she is very sweet and very lovely," Jones said after meeting Kate. "I lost my wife 10 years ago, and I'm on my own now, so I don't get many opportunities for kisses anymore. I always thought Kate looked beautiful, but she has a very down to earth personality - it was like she was one of us."
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