Kate Middleton is following in the footsteps of her sister-in-law Meghan Markle. The Duchess of Cambridge is narrating a new short film about one of her favorite events, Wimbledon.
The event’s official Twitter account released the short clip, titled Wimbledon Recreated, on Monday. In the video, the duchess speaks directly to fellow tennis fans and assures them that the eventual return of the championship (which has been canceled this summer due to the current pandemic) will be "worth the wait."
“Three hundred and fifty days, 14 hours and 12 minutes between the last ball hit and when the next is meant to be,” Middleton says. “Over the years, your support has shaped this historic event. No matter the time of day or the names on the scoreboard, you have always been there, come rain or shine. This year, sadly though, things are very different. But we will bide our time until we sit on the edge of our seats again and celebrate again. So, when the time is right and we open the gates, we will be back again and it will have been worth the wait.”
The 38-year-old’s small voiceover role comes months after the release of the Duchess of Sussex’s Disneynature documentary Elephant, which she narrated with a little help from Prince Harry. The film’s debut came right on the heels of Meghan and Harry’s announcement about stepping back as senior members of the royal family.
We don’t think this means that Kate is ready to get into the acting game like Meghan, but it’s definitely interesting to see the duchess take a page from her sister-in-law’s book.