Kate Middleton and Prince George’s Favorite Celebrity Has A Long History With the Royal Family

Kate Middleton just dished on her and Prince George’s all-time favorite celebrity. The Duchess of Cambridge is currently under lockdown at her country estate, Anmer Hall, with her husband, Prince William, and their three children. Kate has crossed paths with a bunch of celebrities over the years, but her favorite entertainer of all time might surprise royal watchers — and he actually has a long history with the royal family.

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Kate Middleton continues work from home

Like other members of the royal family, Kate and William have canceled most of their upcoming engagements due to the coronavirus pandemic. Although they are practicing social distancing and staying home, the couple has been hard at work behind-the-scenes.

Before the Easter holiday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took part in their first royal engagement via video conference. The couple spoke with staff members and children from Lancashire’s Casterton Primary Academy.

The staff members are watching the children of medical professionals and essential workers who are not allowed to stay home during the pandemic.

During the interview, Kate and William answered a bunch of questions from the staff and children, including who is the favorite celebrity they have met over the years. In a surprising twist, Kate revealed that she actually shares a favorite entertainer with her oldest son, Prince George.

Who is Kate and Prince George’s favorite celebrity?

Kate has met quite a few stars over the years, including Reese Witherspoon and Olivia Colman, but there is one celebrity who is at the top of her and George’s list. According to People, Kate revealed that the British broadcaster David Attenborough is her and George’s favorite celebrity of all time.

Anita Ghidotti, who took part in the video conference, revealed that one of the children at the Casterton Primary Academy asked Kate Middleton and Prince William who is their favorite celebrity. Kate explained how George is a big fan of Attenborough’s Blue Planet show, which is why he is their favorite entertainer.

“The kids also asked them what the best famous person was that they had met — something I bet they don’t get asked very often!” Ghidotti shared. “The Duchess said that George has been watching lots of David Attenborough, Blue Planet and the like, so that would probably be hers.”

William, meanwhile, noted that the person at the top of his list is actually not a celebrity. Instead, the Duke of Cambridge’s favorite person is Ghidotti, who is the acting head of the Pendle Education Trust.

Inside the royal family’s connection to David Attenborough

Apart from being huge fans of Blue Planet, Kate Middleton and the rest of the royal family have a deeper connection to Attenborough. In fact, Attenborough has collaborated with several members of the royal family over the years, mostly in the realm of environmental projects.

Last fall, for example, Attenborough was present for the naming of a new research vessel that will be exploring the polar region, the RRS Sir David Attenborough.

In January of last year, Attenborough and William sat down to discuss environmental issues at the World Economic Forum. That following spring, William, Prince Charles, and Prince Harry, joined Attenborough for the premiere of Our Planet in London.

Kate has met Attenborough several times over the years. Their most recent encounter was during the naming of the polar research ship. Considering how George is also a huge fan of Attenborough’s work, it is safe to say their paths will likely cross as well.

Inside Kate Middleton’s homeschooling routine

Apart from continuing her royal duties via video calls, Kate has been busy homeschooling her three children. Although Kate has been a vocal opponent of homeschooling, her hand was forced when the United Kingdom closed all schools due to the coronavirus pandemic.

A source told Us Magazine that Kate is making the most of the situation and is handling the majority of the lesson planning. William is lending a helping hand and has been teaching George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis as well.

“Being educated from home is a shock to the system for,” the source revealed. “To begin with, they were easily distracted and wanted to play together instead of sitting at a computer, but Kate’s now got them into a routine. … [She] is mainly in charge of the homeschooling and playtimes, but William is also very involved too.

The insider added that the Duchess of Cambridge has limited the use of electronics in the home and is encouraging her children to play outside more.

Kate Middleton and Prince William will likely remain at Anmer Hall until the coronavirus pandemic is more under control. Exactly when schools in the UK will re-open, however, is yet to be seen.