The royal family is expanding their perfect little chubby-cheeked brood. No, Kate is not with child, but she has adopted a tiny hamster, so that kind of counts, right?

During a recent play date with some #blessed children, the Duchess told an investigative 9-year-old about the family's new pet called — wait for it — Marvin. No word yet on whether he's named after the martian or Will and Kate's presumed favorite sexy time singer.

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"She said she had a hamster, and [Princess] Charlotte really likes it because the whiskers always tickle her face," little Darcey shared.

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Kate also told the tots that Prince George wouldn't have been too keen on the gigantic dragon looming in the Magic Garden in Hampton Court Palace. Specifically she said, he would have been "a bit scared." Yeah, no kidding.

As for her Royal Highness, she was completely relaxed with all the curious kids. When asked, "Oooh, are you the princess?" by a tyke who clearly doesn't follow fashion, she sweetly replied, "Just call me Kate."

And so we shall.

Now, Kate, please share a photo of dear Marvin at your earliest convenience. In the meantime, we'll just have to assume he looks like this:


What do you think?