...By Lola Smith for TDPel Media.
During a Dame Kelly Holmes Trust event in Bath, the Princess of Wales, Kate, unexpectedly revealed her feelings about becoming a member of the royal family.
Engaging in a friendly game of bean-bag noughts and crosses with double Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes, Kate openly discussed her journey and personal experiences.
Falling in Love with William:
While conversing with a group of schoolgirls supported by the charity at St Katherine’s School in Bristol, Kate candidly answered their questions about herself.
When asked if she desired to be a “royal,” she confessed that it was not something she had anticipated, but she had “fallen in love” with William.
Insight into Her Children:
In response to a query about her three children, posed by Dame Kelly, Kate acknowledged that she indeed observed different “traits” in them.
This exchange occurred during the pupils’ conversation with the princess, who gracefully listened to their stories about home and school life.
Learning to Be a “Royal”:
Reflecting on the schoolgirls’ curiosity about being a “royal,” Kate revealed that it was something she had to learn.
Dame Kelly, speaking from her own perspective, emphasized the challenges of fitting in and the ongoing learning process that comes with being accepted.
Insecurities and Imperfections:
Dame Kelly highlighted the princess’s effort to humanize herself and demonstrate that nobody is perfect, regardless of their status or possessions.
By acknowledging insecurities and imperfections, Kate aimed to encourage others to embrace their own flaws and vulnerabilities.
The Mission of Dame Kelly Holmes Trust:
Dame Kelly founded her national youth development organization based on the belief that every young person deserves a champion.
By pairing world-class athletes with youngsters facing confidence issues or other challenges, the trust helps them develop skills, confidence, and a winning mindset.
Collaboration and Opportunities:
After the visit, Dame Kelly expressed her hope for collaboration between her trust and Kate’s Royal Foundation.
She believed that such a partnership could provide valuable opportunities and resources for her organization, which has been making a difference in young people’s lives for 15 years.
Kate’s visit to the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust event showcased her openness and genuine connection with young people.
By sharing her personal experiences, insecurities, and the journey of becoming a member of the royal family, she emphasized the importance of embracing imperfections and finding one’s champion.