Giovanna Fletcher, contestant in the reality TV show I’m A Celebrity, has shared with her campmates what it was like to interview the Duchess of Cambridge, even revealing what Prince William said to his nervous wife before her podcast debut.
Giovanna, who is also a mother-of-three, got the chance to sit down with Kate and record a special episode of her Happy Mum, Happy Baby Podcast in February. Both being mother-of-three gave them lots to talk about, with the Duchess opening up about the joys and challenges of motherhood.
When Shane Richie, one of her fellow campmates, asked Giovanna what Kate was like, she gushed: “Divine, absolutely elegant, self-deprecating,” and later agreed that the Duchess was her “girl crush”.
Giovanna also revealed that the podcast was supposed to be a 45 minute recording, but in the end it turned out to be 90.
She added: “Basically Prince William had come in as the [comms team] was briefing her and he just said: ‘Just talk, don’t worry about saying anything you shouldn’t or exposing too much, we can change it in the edit, just talk.'”
While speaking to the camera, Giovanna said this about her meeting a royal: “What a complete career high, just two mums nattering away, but in true mum fashion, we were nattering so much that by the end we were drinking cold tea.”
This was Kate first ever podcast interview, and during it she revealed that she had used hypnobirthing during labor and admited that standing outside the Lindo Wing after the births of all three of her children, George, Charlotte and Louis, was “slightly terrifying”.
When Giovanna asked the Duchess if she struggles with mom guilt, Kate responded with: “Yes absolutely – and anyone who doesn’t as a mother is actually lying!”