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Kate Middleton’s First Speech

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, made her first public speech since getting married to Prince William last year. Watch all two and a half minutes of it.

Earlier this year Kate Middleton was made a Royal Patron of the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH). She made her first public speech at the opening of The Treehouse, a new facility they’ve built in Ipswich. This is a big deal because as the wife of Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge has to be pitch perfect in every public setting. And here she is, being perfect:

A little too perfect? Not quite perfect enough? She does a fine job, and the speech itself does not seem like a very demanding task. What’s demanding about her job is knowing that everywhere she goes, people will study every intonation, every step and every gesture.

It’s bad enough that her new husband makes her wear his dead mother’s ring.

Even in this situation, where she says a few kind words about the great work done by the hospices, where she doesn’t mispronounce a word and speaks with upper-crust authority, she has her critics.

Of all the critical comments following the video, the only one I could really understand was “Jeez she is skinny. If she was? a bone a dog would run away with her!!!! Eat a big mac Kate!”

I’ll bet that came from an American.

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