Prince William was making speeches at 10, royal insider reveals
Prince William was already making ‘impressive’ speeches at 10 while Harry just wanted to be the centre of attention, daughter of Queen’s former press secretary reveals
- Victoria Arbiter grew up in Kensington Palace as father Dickie worked for Queen
- Described going to Diana’s Christmas party in 1992 and seeing William and Harry
- Says William gave an impressive speech aged just 10 to thank guests for coming
A royal commentator has revealed how future King, Prince William, was already making speeches aged just 10 – while stood on a box.
Speaking on Yahoo’s Royal Box this week, Victoria Arbiter revealed what it was like growing in Kensington Palace, alongside her father Dickie Arbiter, who was a press spokesman for Queen Elizabeth II until 2000.
Victoria recalled a 1992 Christmas party Diana threw, which had big names including George Michael in attendance, remembering how she ‘beamed with pride’ as William thanked the star-studded audience for coming, while ‘cheeky’ Prince Harry, then 8, was ‘pulling at her skirt for attention’.
She revealed that the boys already displayed Diana’s characteristics then, with Harry embodying her ‘mischievous, naughty’ side.
Speaking on Yahoo’s Royal Box this week, Victoria Arbiter revealed what it was like growing in Kensington Palace, alongside her father Dickie Arbiter, who was a press spokesman for Queen Elizabeth II until 2000. Harry and William are seen on the Royal balcony earlier this month
Victoria said: ‘The best opportunity that I had to sort of really witness their personalities I think it was probably 1992.
‘Diana had just stepped back from a number of her patronages and she had a Christmas party at Kensington Palace, we got to go to that. And while we were there, Diana was standing next to us and she had asked William as the man of the family to stand up and make a speech.’
Revealing the likes of Elton John were at the party, she continued: ‘William at 10 years old, he stood up on a box and thanked all the guests for coming.
‘She was so proud she was beaming and Harry was right next to her and as Harry was want to do, was tugging on her skirt trying to get her attention and she was saying ‘shut up Harry, one minute, one minute.’
The royal commentator has revealed how future King, Prince William, was already making speeches aged just 10, and Harry was cheeky ‘just like his mum Diana’, all seen together in 1995
Victoria also revealed how Americans were more invested in the Royal family since the addition of Meghan, explaining: ‘Certainly with Meghan being in there, they love that.
Victoria Arbiter revealed what it was like growing in Kensington Palace, alongside her father Dickie Arbiter, seen, who was a press spokesman for Queen Elizabeth II until 2000
‘Because they’ve always admired the Royal family. So to suddenly have an American in there it seems more accessible.’
She added: ‘And there’s also I suppose that idea ‘oh that could be me. Meghan was just a jobbing actress. There’s no reason why she should have met Prince Harry and suddenly now she’s the granddaughter-in-law of the Queen.
‘But, I also think that Americans again, generalising perhaps a little, they’re so disillusioned with politics and where they are right now that the Royal family is a bit of a relief.’
Victoria also revealed how Americans were more invested in the Royal family since the addition of Meghan, pictured unveiling baby Archie with Harry in May
This month Meghan and Harry made a touching tribute to Princess Diana by including her sisters in the official royal christening photographs.
Prince Harry’s aunts Lady Jane Fellowes and Lady Sarah McCorquodale stand proudly at forefront of picture, alongside Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland and Prince Charles.
Princess Diana’s older sister Lady Jane Fellowes was one of the first to meet baby Archie, ahead of Prince Charles and Prince William, giving yet another indication of Harry’s dedication to his mother’s side of the family.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle shared the official family picture on their Instagram account, with Princess Diana’s sisters front and centre (the Duke and Duchess with their son, Archie and (left to right) the Duchess of Cornwall, The Prince of Wales, Ms Doria Ragland, Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale, The Duke of Cambridge and The Duchess of Cambridge in the Green Drawing Room at Windsor Castle)
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