Preschool kids hope to meet 'Frozen' queen, get Kate Middleton instead

Frank Franklin II/APBritain's Prince William

Frank Franklin II/APBritain's Prince William

The kids at a New York preschool were thrilled about meeting Queen Elsa from “Frozen,” but on Monday they had to settle for a lesser royal: the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.

The duchess visited the school while Prince William met with President Barack Obama during the couple's first day visiting America together.

“They thought she was the princess from 'Frozen,'” a school administrator told Us Weekly on Monday.

Middleton, who is expecting a sibling for her son, Prince George, did find a way to make it up to the kids. During a tour of the childhood development center, she was put to work wrapping presents — including “Frozen” merchandise.

The royal couple finished the evening by watching the Brooklyn Nets take on the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Barclays Center.

GREEN DAY GUITARIST DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER

Green Day announced over the weekend that guitarist Jason White has been diagnosed with tonsil cancer.

“Thankfully they caught it early and he should make a full and speedy recovery,” said a statement on the band's official website. The statement said White's cancer was discovered after a routine tonsillectomy.

White, 41, who has been playing with the multiplatinum band since the 1990s, was named a full-time member in 2012, according to Rolling Stone. The East Bay band — which released its first extended-play record, “1,000 Hours,” in 1990 — has been nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2015.

QUICK TAKES

San Francisco chef Melissa King, a contestant on the current season of “Top Chef,” is teaming up with “Top Chef” co-star Mei Lin to craft a five-course dinner next month; $165 tickets for the meal, which will be held at Nico in Pacific Heights, go on sale Wednesday. … Ken Weatherwax, who played Pugsley on “The Addams Family,” died Sunday of a heart attack at age 59. … Fans have launched a Twitter campaign pushing for “Star Trek” The Next Generation” actor Jonathan Frakes to helm the next “Star Trek” film. Frakes previously directed “Star Trek: First Contact.”

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Raiders wide receiver Denarius Moore is 26. … Drummer Tre Cool of Green Day is 42. … Actress Felicity Huffman (“Transamerica”) is 52. … Bassist Nick Seymour of Crowded House is 56. … Singer Donny Osmond is 57. … Actor John Malkovich (“Being John Malkovich”) is 61. … Singer Joan Armatrading is 64. … Actress Judi Dench (“Philomena”) is 80. … Actor Dick Van Patten (“Eight Is Enough”) is 86. … Actor Kirk Douglas (“Spartacus”) is 98.

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