Prince William and Princess Kate were in the audience last week when comedian Jack Whitehall called the Duchess the “one that got away.”
The act was part of the Royal Variety Performance in London on November 13. It turns out Whitehall was not merely coveting Kate from afar; he had indeed crossed paths with the former Kate Middleton when the two attended the same private school. He told the audience he harbored a crush on his one-time schoolmate, although the Duchess was several years older.
Speaking on ITV’s Jonathan Ross Show, Whitehall recounted his childhood connection to Kate and his performance on the variety show in front of the royals.
“She was in sixth form – it was never going to happen, I was in a head brace!”
Whitehall also revealed Prince William’s private reaction to the public expression of affection for his wife. The prince brought up the topic during the post-event receiving line.
“William came over and he was very funny, he was very nice but very passive aggressive [and said] ‘Oh, so you were flirting with my missus? Oh no that was very funny!'”
It must have been an interesting evening for the royal couple. The two also met up with One Direction’s Harry Styles, who made note of the duchess’ blossoming, although maybe not obvious, pregnancy.
“I said congratulations on the bump. [Though] she didn’t look bumpy.”
Kate is said to be about four months pregnant with her and William’s second child.
U.S. royal-watchers are anxiously awaiting William and Kate’s early December visit stateside. As The Inquisitr reported, a formal dress code will be required of journalists and their technical crews who interview the couple, otherwise they will be turned away. The Daily Mail noted that the Senate Periodical Press Gallery gave a heads-up to its members that they are not to take pictures in the wrong places, walk backwards, or be “so absorbed in a phone as to run into people.”
According to the official website of the Prince of Wales, the visit on December 7 to 9 will include stops in Washington, D.C. by Prince William to support his charitable endeavors. In addition to their many community and private events, the royals will attend a basketball game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Brooklyn Nets.
The trip will support the Royal Foundation, which was founded in 2009 as the main vehicle for Prince William and Prince Harry’s philanthropic initiatives.
[Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Photo: Tim Rooke/Rex USA]