The Duchess of Cambridge is one of the most photographed faces in the world. But Kate wasn’t always destined for a royal life, Kate Middleton, as she was then known, was just like you or I before she married Prince William! Below, we’ve discovered 15 things you didn’t know about the Duchess of Cambridge!
Kate Middleton became Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge when she married Prince William on 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey. She wore one of the most stunning royal gowns ever by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen.
However, although The Duchess of Cambridge is constantly in the public eye, there’s lots still to discover about the sophisticated and stunning royal. For example ,do you know what Kate’s cute childhood nickname was?
Or, did you know that Kate was once a star on the stage? Although her acting career may have started and finished at school, Kate’s confidence performing will certainly still help her in her role as an active member of the royal family today! The Duchess of Cambridge first appeared in a school play aged 11. She won the lead role of ‘Eliza’ in classic stage musical My Fair Lady.
You can see her confident performance of “Wouldn’t It Be Lovely” below!
From meeting foreign dignitaries, to making speeches in public, we’re sure Kate’s early performance experience has helped the Duchess in her role today. Even if she isn’t required to sing solo in public anymore! Take a look at her first ever public speech here…
Discover more things you didn’t know about the Duchess of Cambridge below!
We all know that the Duchess of Cambridge is a keen sports fan, both as a player and a spectator. However, did you also know that she used to be incredibly musical? The multi-talented royal used to play the flute! Kate made use of her musical talents in the St Andrews inaugural Chamber Orchestra and a senior flute group which was apparently known as the ‘tootie-flooties’ according to the Mail.
Kate admitted in her first solo television interview that she made the queen homemade, yes homemade, chutney for Christmas! The girl’s got guts! Kate said, “’I can remember being at Sandringham, for the first time, at Christmas. And I was worried what to give the Queen as her Christmas present. I was thinking, “Gosh, what should I give her?”‘ She continued: ‘I thought, “I’ll make her something.” Which could have gone horribly wrong. But I decided to make my granny’s recipe of chutney.” Go Kate!
Kate got married to William on St. Catherine’s Day with the day declared a bank holiday in the United Kingdom in 2011!
Additional insider info! Despite the grand affair watched by millions and the iconic designer wedding dress, Kate did her own make-up on her big day, so she felt as comfortable and confident on the occasion as possible.
Kate is really keen photographer! As well as doing the official photos for Princess Charlotte is also snapped away for the family website, helping it to become a multi-million pound business.
She was recently honoured with a special gift for her photographic skills. Read the full story here!