Back in 2011, Kate Middleton married Prince William after years of dating, officially becoming part of the royal family and being given the title of Duchess of Cambridge. And now, eight years later, the Duchess has finally given her first news interview for CNN.
Max Foster had the honor of interviewing the Duchess, who talked about a cause close to her heart, after she visited a SOS children’s village in Lahore during the royal tour of Pakistan on Thursday.
Kate, who set up an Early Years initiative last year, said: “I think William and I really wanted to come and see a SOS children’s village like this.
“There’s so many vulnerable women here but they’ve really used their positivity and the support that the village here provides them really to support and protect the next generation, the children in their care and give them the best possible start to their future lives.”
She also mentions how she and William really enjoyed their five-day trip to Pakistan; which saw the couple meet with important figures from the country as well as the common folk, visiting all kinds of important sites; among them the Badshahi Mosque that was visited by Princess Diana back in 1991.
Kate said: “It’s been fantastic, we’ve seen a lot of Pakistan, a huge variety, it’s amazing seeing some of the geography but then to see some of the community activities like this has been really special.”
Prince William and Kate gave a televised interview shortly after making their engagement public in November 2010. And since then the Duchess has only appeared in documentaries.
During that interview, Kate talks about becoming part of the royal family, nervously saying. “It’s obviously nerve-wracking, because I don’t know the ropes really, William is obviously used to it, but I’m willing to learn quickly and work hard.
“I really hope I can make a difference, even in the smallest way. I am looking forward to helping as much as I can.”
The royal couple just finished with their royal tour of Pakistan, ending it with a engagement in Islamabad; visiting the Army Canine Centre before heading back to London.
There was some trouble during the five-day visit. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were forced to cancel an engagement at Khyber Pass on Friday morning due to them falling behind of schedule after their plane had to turn back during their journey to Islamabad because of a heavy thunderstorm that occurred on Thursday evening.
The couple had to spend the night in Lahore and only returned to Islamabad on Friday to resume their schedule.