Kate Middleton singing ‘Wouldn’t it be Loverly’ from My Fair Lady is giving the Internet life

11 September 2019, 15:48 | Updated: 29 December 2021, 09:08

By Sian Moore

Watch the then 11-year-old Duchess of Cambridge’s cockney rendition of ‘Wouldn't it be Loverly’ – and feel nostalgic for your own school days.

A video of the Duchess of Cambridge singing ‘Wouldn’t it be Loverly’ in a school production has resurfaced — and we and the Internet are in awe of her never-ending talents.

In her best cockney accent, the then 11-year-old Kate plays the lead part of Eliza Doolittle in a school production of My Fair Lady.

Wrapped in a shawl and carrying a basket, Kate confidently portrays the character of the flower girl taught to pass herself off as a duchess. Funny, that...

Video of Kate Middleton performing at the age of 11 has been unearthed
Video of Kate Middleton performing at the age of 11 has been unearthed. Picture: Getty

Surrounded by swaying classmates, she showcases strong vocals as she sings about her hope for a better life.

The video was initially shared in 2014, but resurfaced on Instagram in 2019 when it was shared by the royal fan account Teatime with the Cambridges.

Filmed in 1993, the clip has now received thousands of views and comments from royal enthusiasts.

One top comment said: “Omg is that really her singing?”, with another adding: “Is there a full video? I want more… She has a lovely voice.”

Kate took part in the performance while attending St Andrew’s School in Pangbourne, Berkshire.

Turns out Freddy Eynsford-Hill, Eliza’s love interest in the play, was played on this occasion by Andrew Alexander, who is now most recognisable as party-loving aristocrat Sir John Bullock in Downton Abbey.

After leaving St Andrew’s School, Kate went to Marlborough College before studying at St Andrews University in Scotland where she met Prince William.

And this Christmas Eve, the Duchess of Cambridge revealed her musical abilities to the world in her first ever public performance as a royal – watch here as she plays piano for a Christmas Eve service at Westminster Abbey.