See Kate Middleton cradling a tarantula like a boss

The Duchess of Cambridge definitely does not have the creepy-crawlies.

Kate Middleton was photographed Wednesday positively beaming while holding a large spider in the palm of her hand.

The Duchess and Duke of Cambridge were in Northern Ireland where they met with young people and heard from organizations about life during the pandemic. Prince William and Kate’s trip included a visit to Ulster University’s Magee Campus.

That’s when a smiling Kate had no problem putting out her hand to greet one very large, and very hairy, tarantula.

The Duchess of Cambridge clearly doesn’t suffer from arachnophobia. Photo: Kensington Palace/Twitter

William, meanwhile, looked on from a bit of a distance, but did take a moment to handle a snake.

The Duke of Cambridge holds a snake during a visit to Northern Ireland. Photo: Royal Family Channel/YouTube

The arachnid, coincidentally, had the most fitting name.

“A surprise guest appearance from Charlotte the tarantula,” Kensington Palace tweeted.

Charlotte, of course is not only the famous, friendly titular character in Charlotte’s Web, but it is also the name of the Royal couple’s 6-year-old daughter, Princess Charlotte.

While there’s no word on how the human Charlotte feels about her mum handling her eight-legged namesake.

But Princess Charlotte did ask world-famous naturalist Sir David Attenborough about them in a video alongside her brothers last year.

“Hello, David Attenborough,” the little royal said. “I like spiders. Do you like spiders too?”

For the record, David Attenborough likes spiders, too.

Watch the Royal couple take on a petting farm with ease.

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