Kate Middleton's Going to Talk! Kate Middleton's Going to Talk!

kate middletonIn a matter of days, we'll find out just how regal Kate Middleton really is when she gives her first public speech as Duchess of Cambridge. Her speech is scheduled to take place March 19 at a brand new hospice facility called The Treehouse in Ipswich. Word has it that her address will be brief, followed by a meet and greet with hospice members, a tour, and a tree planting ceremony.

This will be quite the milestone for the Duchess, and I'm sure she's just as anxious about it as we are. Because, I mean, the last thing she wants and we want is for Kate to fall off that high horse we put her on.

Listen. I don't want to say that this speech carries the same weight as King George VI's first public address to the British Empire Exhibition, but it kinda carries the same weight as King George VI's first public address to the British Empire Exhibition.


Naturally, no one thinks that the Duchess has a stammer like King George, a.k.a. Colin Firth in the King's Speech. In this day and age with the Internet and all of its viral glory, we surely would've been privy to knowledge of a potential Duchess stuttering problem.

However, I can't say I've heard Kate say more than her wedding vows. In all the coverage, in all the world, I suppose that I haven't really heard her say more than a few paragraphs in total, ever. The engagement interview accounts for most of them.

Anyway! I don't mean to freak Kate out and liken her upcoming speaking engagement to one of the most cringe-worthy performances in recent royal and political history, no. I don't mean to do that. I just think that it'll be interesting and, by all accounts, wonderful, to hear Kate step up to the mic and deliver an engaging address. I'm sure she'll knock it out of the park and we'll fall even more in love with her, as if that were poss-poss-poss ... possible! As if that were possible. Sorry, just got a little nervous for her.

How do you think Duchess Catherine's first speech as a royal will go?


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