Kate Middleton and Prince Philip bonded with a common passion | Royal | New
Years before meeting Prince William, Kate Middleton bonded with Prince Philip by joining her acclaimed Duke of Edinburgh award. Just as the Queen’s late husband loved to be outside of flying planes, the Duchess is an active person who has never been afraid to get their hands dirty.
Much like the Duke, Kate shared a passion for adventure, with Philip being happiest when he was busy being a ‘doer’.
In Philip Schofield’s documentary “When Phillip Met Prince Philip: 60 Years of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award”, which aired in the UK in 2016, Kate confirmed that she had been on the show while in sixth grade at Marlborough Middle School.
She even managed to get her Gold Award.
“The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a great way for young people to gain confidence, learn new skills, work as a team and have fun along the way,” said Kate.
“I remember trying to cook bacon in soaked water.
“Everything was just soaked and I was trying and I was trying to cook bacon.
“I remember saying you know what, ‘I think we’re just going to have simple sandwiches. Bread, basic bread and butter.
“Although getting my Gold Award was difficult at times, it was one of my most memorable experiences growing up, and I couldn’t recommend it more highly. “
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Prince William, when issuing a statement following the death of his grandfather, mentioned how close his wife and Prince Philip are.
“I will always be grateful that my wife had so many years to get to know my grandfather and for the kindness he showed her.
“I will never take for granted the special memories my children will always have of their great-grandfather coming to pick them up in his carriage and seeing for themselves his contagious sense of adventure as well as his mischievous sense of humor. ! “