It’s funny but many of us have not heard Duchess Kate speak. We’ve seen her picture a kajillion times, coveted her wardrobe, wanted her to change her hair but her voice? Not often. But that’s all about to change. Royal family members are giving interviews for a film dedicated to the Queen in honour of her upcoming 90th birthday and Kate is part of that elite group.
The last time the Duchess took part in an on-camera interview was in November 2010, when she was still Kate Middleton. It was the day her engagement to Prince William was announced and the two joined broadcaster Tom Bradby for the nearly 20-minute sit-down.
Now, more than five years later, Kate will be flying solo, talking about the Queen and, hopefully, regaling us with great-grandmum and grandchildren stories. Other royals being interviewed include William as well as Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall.
“It’s a remarkable story of an extraordinary life which in so many ways reflects the changing face of the nation,” said Jo Clinton-Davis, ITV’s controller of factual, who co-commissioned the film. “As she reaches her 90th birthday, this film aims to offer a fresh insight into our monarch’s life and work.”
The film is set to be broadcast in May, shortly after the Queen’s birthday on April 21. But if you can’t wait until then to hear Kate’s voice, here’s a little throwback to the past.