- A recent report has revealed that the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, knew Prince Philip before she met Prince William
- Middleton had apparently attended a programme called The Duke of Edinburgh award programme, which had been set up by Prince Philip
- Middleton confirmed that she had met Prince Philip when he awarded her with a gold medal for completing the programme successfully
It turns out that the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, did not have her first brush with royalty when she met her now-husband Prince William in university, but rather years prior to attending university when she entered into a learning programme set up by Prince Philip.
Prince Philip founded the programme, which was called the Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) award programme, which equipped students of a certain age with confidence, resilience, and the skills they needed to make the most out of life.
After entering into the programme and participating in various volunteering and outdoor activities, Middleton finally received her golden medal award, which was presented to her by Prince Philip himself.
In a statement shared by Kate, she disclosed how helpful she found the programme and also reflected on some of her hardest and most memorable moments she experienced while working towards her DofE award.
Meanwhile, her fans have had this to say about hearing that she met Prince Philip years before meeting Prince William:
"That’s awesome. I didn’t know that. My daughter is working on her gold DofE at the moment."
"Prince Philip must have been so proud of Catherine... she is pure class."
"Didn’t know that!"
Legit.ng also reported that the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, has finally returned to the UK ahead of Prince Philip's burial.
According to The Sun, Harry was spotted alighting a British Airways flight from Los Angeles at Heathrow Airport on Sunday, April 12.
The 36-year-old is reported to have met police cars and security staff waiting for his arrival, hopped in a black Range Rover and left for the palace.
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