Kate Middleton took part in the new ITV documentary about the Duke of Edinburgh Award’s 60th anniversary.
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Kate is a DofE Award holder, having completed The Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award while at Marlborough College, and she took part in the new ITV documentary marking the 60th anniversary of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, When Phillip met Prince Philip: 60 years of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards.
Kate did not give an interview, but she did participate in a small way. She and Prince Philip met with a group of Olympians who all achieved their award at Buckingham Palace on the night of the Team GB reception in October. Kate recalled preparing a meal in the rain while on a hiking trip:
“I can remember trying to cook bacon in the soaking wet. Everything was just sopping and I was trying and trying to cook bacon. I remember saying you know what, ‘I think we’re just going to have plain sandwiches. Bread, basic bread and butter.'”
Sophie, Countess of Wessex – a Global Ambassador for the International DofE Award, and who completed her own Diamond Challenge earlier this year – gave an interview for the documentary where she described Philip as a fantastic partner for The Queen:
“He has been a fantastic life partner for her. I think it’s maybe a fairly lonely job being queen. As a female in the top job I think to have somebody you can lean on, you can discuss things with, she can be honest with behind closed doors… I don’t think she could have chosen better. And they make each other laugh, which is half the battle, isn’t it?”
You can watch the documentary here if you have access to ITV. I do not, so I have not been able to watch it myself. You can learn more about the DofE here. If you would like to take the Diamond Challenge, there is still a couple weeks left to do it – more info here.
Kate’s portion of the documentary was filmed on the same day as the Team GB reception and the meeting with BBC Radio 1’s Teen Heroes: October 18. As with those two events, Kate wore bespoke Alexander McQueen Poppy Print Dress, Gianvito Rossi red suede pumps, and Soru Jewellery Baroque Pearl Double Sided Earrings.
Kate will be with the Cubs Scouts celebrating their 100th anniversary later today.
You can see a brief glimpse of Kate and Sophie in this promo.
By Royal Appointment, exclusive access to the Queen’s right hand man! ???
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