This story about when Kate Middleton first met HRH has confused us

Huh?

Words by Rebecca Fearn.

Way back in 2008, Kate Middleton first met the Queen. It was obviously a momentous occasion, and one Kate (understandably) remembers very well.

You see, in 2010, Kate and William were both interviewed by Hello! magazine following their engagement. Speaking about the first time she met the Queen at William’s cousin Peter Phillips’ wedding in Windsor, Kate explained:

“Well I first met her at Peter and Autumn’s wedding and again it was in amongst a lot of other guests. She was very friendly, and yes, it was fine.”

Sounds simple enough, right?

Well, here’s where it gets confusing, because William also commented on the meeting, saying:

“She was very welcoming. She knew it was a big day and everything was going on with Peter and Autumn, she had wanted to meet Kate for a while, so it was very nice for her to come over and say hello, we had a little chat and got on really well.”

The thing is, William was actually not in attendance at the wedding. He wasn’t even in the country, instead at a friend’s wedding in Africa. Hmmm…

We wonder why Wills told this story?!

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