The Duchess of Cambridge has given her first ever news TV interview to mark the end of her Royal Tour of Pakistan with Prince William.
Despite being a member of the Royal Family since 2011 and giving a number of speeches at engagements, Kate has never spoken in this way before.
Standing next to husband Wills at a charity which supports families, the mum-of-three described their five-day trip as “really special”.
She said: “I think William and I really wanted to come and see an SOS Children’s Village like this. There are so many vulnerable women here but they really use their positivity.
“The support 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.”
Bioreports’s Max Foster then asks about the trip as a whole, which finished earlier today.
Kate replies: “It’s been fantastic, we’ve seen a lot of Pakistan. There’s been a huge variety.
“It was amazing seeing some of the geography, but then to see some of the community activities like this has been really special.”
The only other time we’ve seen Kate in a formal interview setting was after she announced her engagement to William, and the couple sat down with journalist Tom Bradby.
They spoke about their relationships, including their break-ups, and their plans for the future.
On the engagement itself, William said: “I’d been planning it for a while but as every guy out there will know it takes a certain amount of motivation to get yourself going.
“So I was planning it and then it just felt really right out in Africa. It was beautiful at the time. I just … I had done a little bit of planning to show my romantic side.”
Later, when Tom asks about the bumps in their relationship, William says: “We did split up for a bit.
“We were both very young, it was at university and we were both finding ourselves and being different characters and stuff.
“It was very much trying to find our own way and we were growing up.
“It was just a bit of space. It worked out for the better.”
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Kate admitted she wasn’t happy about the break-up at the time, but in hindsight believes it was a good idea.
She said: “At the time I wasn’t very happy about it but actually it made me a stronger person.
“You find out things about yourself that maybe you hadn’t realised.
“I think you can get quite consumed by a relationship when you’re younger.
“I really valued that time, for me as well, although i didn’t think it at the time.”