Is Kate Middleton Getting Her Own BBC TV Show?

While some members of the British Royal Family are suffering under the weight of the spotlight — Kate Middleton, who has been in the orbit of the royal family for nearly 20 years, is absolutely thriving. Despite the feud between her husband, Prince William, and his brother, Prince Harry — the Duchess of Cambridge has not let that deter her success and her popularity as a high-ranking royal.

Much of the spotlight has been on Middleton’s sister-in-law, Meghan Markle, who has openly struggled with adjusting to royal life. However, Middleton has remained a steady force, even in the wake of her own scandals. In spring 2019 —Prince William was accused of having an affair with Middleton’s friend, Rose Hanbury. Though the rumors were proven to be wrong, it was still a storm the mother of three had to weather.

Now, it looks like Middleton, who has taken a more traditional approach to royal life, is ready to make her voice heard in a very modern and unconventional way.

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To further her research and engagement with the Early Years sector, The Duchess of Cambridge visited Sunshine House Children and Young People’s Health and Development Centre to meet with the Southwark Family Nurse Partnership team and highlight the valuable work that they do. Swipe to see more about their work: 2-3. The Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) is a voluntary home visiting programme for first-time parents aged 24 and under. Parents are partnered with a specially trained family nurse who visits them regularly, from early pregnancy until their child is two. The Duchess met the team at Sunshine House to discuss the FNP programme and its impact on clients and communities, and hear more about the strategic direction and development of the programme in England. 4-5. The Duchess met mothers who have been through the FNP programme to understand how the programme has helped them and their children. The programme supports young mums to have a healthy pregnancy, improve their child's health and development, and reach their goals and aspirations. Multiple rigorous evaluations show it has a long-term positive impact on child outcomes. FNP is delivered in around 70 areas across England and each local team is made up of specially trained family nurse supervisors, family nurses, and quality support officers. 6-7. FNP in Southwark is delivered by Evelina London, of which The Duchess is Patron. As part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, Evelina London is a major children’s hospital and provider of community services. From health visitors and school nurses to specialist treatment for children with long-term health conditions, Evelina London’s community services care for children and families across the boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark — thank you to everyone that came out to greet The Duchess of Cambridge today! Kensington Palace / PA

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Kate Middleton is working on a secret project with BBC

Last week, the Duchess of Cambridge went to a top-secret meeting with the BBC. Rumors immediately began to swirl that Middleton was working on a TV project. There haven’t been many details about the meeting or what the possible project could be about. Still, royal fans did get a hint about what’s to come.

Richard Eden, a royal correspondent at the Daily Mail, revealed, “Kate held private talks with BBC director-general Tony Hall at Broadcasting House in London on Thursday.” When Daily Mail reached out to Hall’s camp to ask for more details — the BBC responded by saying, “It wouldn’t be appropriate to discuss the content of the meeting.”

What would Kate Middleton’s BBC TV show be about?

Though details about Middleton’s project with BBC are extremely sparse –we did get a slight hint from Kensington Palace about the duchess’ potential show or series. When U.K.’s Express reached out to Kensington Palace for more details about Middleton’s BBC meeting, the Palace responded by saying that the meeting was related to the duchess’ role as patron of the Royal Foundation.

To that end, we can all assume that any TV show Middleton might have with the BBC is one having to do with one of her charities.

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We are excited to announce that The Duke of Sussex and Oprah Winfrey are partners, co-creators and executive producers on their forthcoming mental health series launching on Apple in 2020. The pair have been developing the series for several months and are looking forward to sharing such an important project on this global platform. The dynamic multi-part documentary series will focus on both mental illness and mental wellness, inspiring viewers to have an honest conversation about the challenges each of us faces, and how to equip ourselves with the tools to not simply survive, but to thrive. This commitment builds on The Duke of Sussex’s long-standing work on issues and initiatives regarding mental health, where he has candidly shared personal experience and advocated for those who silently suffer, empowering them to get the help and support they deserve. His Royal Highness has spent many years working with communities throughout the UK and young people across the Commonwealth to break the stigma surrounding mental illness and broaden the conversation of mental wellness to accelerate change for a more compassionate, connected and positive society. Quote from HRH: “I truly believe that good mental health – mental fitness – is the key to powerful leadership, productive communities and a purpose-driven self. It is a huge responsibility to get this right as we bring you the facts, the science and the awareness of a subject that is so relevant during these times. Our hope is that this series will be positive, enlightening and inclusive – sharing global stories of unparalleled human spirit fighting back from the darkest places, and the opportunity for us to understand ourselves and those around us better. I am incredibly proud to be working alongside Oprah on this vital series.”

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The British Royal Family is getting in to TV

Though the royals have had representation on TV here and there with their documentaries and Sarah Ferguson’s guest appearance on Friends — TV is relatively new terrain for the royals.

In April 2019 –news broke that Prince Harry was teaming up with Oprah Winfrey for a new Apple TV + series around mental health. In September 2019, the prince shared more details on Instagram saying,

I truly believe that good mental health — mental fitness — is the key to a powerful leadership, productive communities and a purpose-driven self. It is a huge responsibility to get this right as we bring you the facts, the science and the awareness of a subject that is so relevant during these times. Our hope is that this series will be positive, enlightening and inclusive — sharing global stories of unparalleled human spirit fighting back from the darkest places, and the opportunity for us to understand ourselves and those around us better.

We’re excited for both Middleton and Prince Harry’s TV shows.