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.

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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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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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