September 25, 2016 12:40 pm
Updated: September 25, 2016 2:30 pm

‘Hey Kate!’ Global’s Sonia Deol meets the Duchess of Cambridge on Royal Visit

WATCH ABOVE: Global's Sonia Deol shares her encounter with the Duchess of Cambridge as the royal couple moved through the crowds after the special ceremony at the B.C. Legislature.


So we’ve all heard this royal couple is easy to talk to and widely accessible and that’s something I found out first-hand in Victoria.

As the Duchess of Cambridge was getting closer I was right at the fence and broke royal protocol.

“Hey Kate! How are you? I’m from England!”

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READ MORE: Highlights from Royal Visit Day 1 – Will and Kate arrive in Victoria

And it worked! She gave me a big smile, shook my hand and asked me when I came here. I rambled, not quite believing this was happening. I rambled something about how I had moved and now live here and work for Global BC.

I then told her she looked great and asked how she was. She said she was a little tired but great. I then spoke to her about her children, saying how they were so well-behaved and asked how they were after such a long flight.

PHOTOS: Will, Kate, Prince George and Princess Charlotte land in Victoria

“They’re quite overwhelmed actually!” she said with a smile and a giggle and it felt like we were just two girls chatting about life.

Kate is without question a warm and personable royal who comes across like the girl next door. Nice that I can add this to meeting the Queen a few years ago. It’s official: I am now a fan girl!


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