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11 September 2019, 15:48 | Updated: 11 September 2019, 16:00
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. Oh the irony...
Surrounded by swaying classmates, she showcases strong vocals as she sings about her hope for a better life.
Filmed in 1993, the clip has now received over 30,000 views and hundreds of 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.”
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No better way to start your weekend then with an adorable video of our Duchess at just 11-years-old performing in ‘My Fair Lady’ at her school! 😍 - Catherine was always very active in the arts and drama department and the result has been some very adorable videos of her from that time! - Have a wonderful weekend! ✨ ———————————————- #britishroyalfamily #princewilliam #dukeofcambridge #duchessofcambridge #katemiddleton #princegeorge #princesscharlotte #princelouis
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.
Keep singing, Kate!