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You'll Love Hearing Kate Middleton's Memorable Speaking Moments

Jan 9 2017 - 10:00am

There have been plenty of standout Kate Middleton moments over the years [1], but we don't get to hear the Duchess of Cambridge speak too often, making it all the more memorable when she does. Between her engagement interview with Prince William back in 2010 and her more recent PSA on kids' mental health, Kate's taken the mic multiple times to speak at charity events and deliver video messages. Check out some of her best speaking moments!


Prince William and Kate Middleton sat down for a more lengthy interview after their engagement announcement, opening up about the proposal and sharing sweet glances as they spoke. "It was a total shock when it came," she said, giggling as she added, "very excited!"


In March 2012, Kate gave her first public speech as the Duchess of Cambridge at a children's hospice facility in Ipswich, England, giving a nod to her husband and saying, "I am only sorry that William can't be here today. He would love it here."


During her first visit to Malaysia in September 2012, Kate Middleton spoke to the country's efforts in children's hospice.


Kate visited her former school, St Andrew's, back in November 2012, reminiscing about some of her "happiest years" and telling the students that it was there that she "realized [her] love of sport."


Kate delivered her first-ever video message in April 2013, speaking about her involvement with children's hospices and requesting more support for Children's Hospice Week.


Kate Middleton beamed alongside Prince William as they left the hospital with their first child, Prince George, telling reporters it was "very special."


While in Australia for the royal tour in April 2014, Kate spoke at the Manly's Bear Cottage hospice facility, saying, "To be here as a family has been very special, and we'll always remember it."


Kate Middleton addressed the "stigma" of mental health [5] in a PSA for Children's Mental Health Week in February 2015.


In early 2016, the Duchess of Cambridge teamed up with the children's mental health charity Place2Be, of which she's the royal patron, to help launch a week in the UK dedicated to helping children at risk for mental issues receive the care they need early on in life with a special video. In the clip, Kate sits down with four young students to discuss their coping abilities and how Place2Be has helped them deal with any stressful situation.


In the royal documentary The Queen at Ninety, Kate Middleton opened up about her children's close bond with their great-grandmother. On top of revealing that the queen was "really thrilled" that Kate had a little girl, she added, "I think as soon as we came back here to Kensington, she was one of our first visitors here." The duchess also disclosed Prince George's nickname for his great-grandmother — and it's beyond precious.


As part of their work with the Heads Together initiative, Kate, William, and Harry are seen meeting with runners in a video for the project, and things quickly take a lighthearted turn. After Kate tells the camera that "mental health is just as important as physical health," the three put on headbands and pose for pictures. But after Harry suggests they "do a serious one," Kate can't keep a straight face.

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