- Appearances & Events Photos > 2014 > Feb. 11 – National Portrait Gallery
She may seem like one of the most polished and elegant women in the world today, but at age 11, Kate Middleton had no problem portraying a poor flower girl with a thick cockney accent. New footage from the Duchess of Cambridge’s grade school musical from 1993, My Fair Lady, has surfaced, featuring the now 32-year-old in the lead role of Eliza Doolittle.
The clip, originally obtained by the Daily Mail, features the mother of 6-month-old Prince George training to become an upright citizen with the help of Professor Henry Higgins.
The original 1956 musical, based off the George Bernard Shaw play Pygmalion, was later turned into the famed 1964 movie adaptation, starring Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle and Rex Harrison as Professor Henry Higgins.
Though it’s not clear how long Middleton’s acting career lasted, she did a bit of modeling at the University of St. Andrews, which was where she met future husband Prince William.
Kate Middleton loves the arts!
And on Feb. 11, the Duchess of Cambridge will attend The Portrait Gala 2014 at the National Portrait Gallery in London, Kensington Palace announced Tuesday.
The duchess (a patron of the organization) will meet a selection of guests at a reception before attending the Gala Dinner. Prince William’s wife and her fellow attendees will have the opportunity to view hand-written Pen Portraits and Mystery Portrait Postcards created by leading artists, authors and other well-known individuals.
Per the palace, funds raised by the gala “will support the Gallery’s daily work of delivering inspirational exhibitions and displays, offering unique learning opportunities and undertaking world class research.” Some of the funds will benefit the Gallery’s Portrait Fund, which allows for acquisition of “portraits of outstanding national importance” for the collection.
While Kate’s in the building, the philanthropic princess might want to drop by and take a look at her official portrait, which hangs proudly in the National Portrait Gallery. (Although Kate thought the painting was “brilliant,” others were quick to criticize Paul Emsley’s stoic portrayal of Prince George’s mum.)
The last time Kate paid a public visit to the National Gallery was in April 2013. Pregnant at the time with baby George, she met with children who’ve benefited from The Art Room’s charity program.
From all of us here at Catherine-Middleton.us we want to wish Kate a very happy 32nd birthday. We hear she will be spending it privately with her family : )
Firstly Merry Christmas to all the wonderful visitors here at Catherine-Middleton.Us! I hope all of you have a wonderful, save, and fun day! Here is our Christmas present to you today! William Kate and the rest of the royal family attended a church service in Sandringham today. Kate wore TWO outfits. First a cream coat and scarf as she curtsied and kissed the queen while arriving to the church. Then after the service she changed into a green Alexander McQueen coat and Gina Foster hat as she and William went to greet members of the public – holding hands no less! It really must be Christmas! Check out all the photos in the gallery!
The Palace released a short statement saying William and Kate will be visiting New Zealand and Australia.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit New Zealand and Australia in April 2014.
Their Royal Highnesses have been invited to visit by the New Zealand and Australian governments.
Further details on the exact dates and itinerary will be issued in due course.
Tonight Prince William and Duchess Catherine attended the Screening Of David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive 3D. Kate recycled her lace Alice Temperley gown she first wore back in 2012, and it may be just coincidence but today the designer commented on Kate saying:
“The Duchess is an inspiration. She’s very graceful, gracious and she’s a brilliant ambassador for British fashion. She mixes up designer and high street; the perfect modern-day woman.”
- Appearances & Events Photos > 2013 > Screening OF David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive 3D
Earlier today Kate visited the Shooting Star House Children’s Hospice where she toured the facilities, sang lullabies, and met with volunteers. The adorable photos have been added to the gallery.
- Appearances & Events Photos > 2013 > Shooting Star House Children’s Hospice
Tonight William and Kate attended the ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ Screening. Sadly after viewing the premiere it was announced that Nelson Mendela had died at the age of 95. William is to have commented on the death calling it ‘sad and tragic’.
- Appearances & Events Photos > 2013 > ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ Screening