Documentary Kate: The Making of a Modern Queen, premiering on Tuesday 18 July at 9.00pm on ITV, is about the remarkable transformation of a young Englishwoman.
Combining remarkable footage and expert interviews, this authoritative special programme presents the true story of Kate Middleton, the seemingly ordinary young woman now destined to be Queen of the United Kingdom and 15 other realms.
From comparatively modest circumstances, the Middleton family could not be more different from the royal family. Yet this is exactly what Prince William wanted – a royal life combined with comfortable marital stability and a continuation of the easier relationship with the British people that was started by his mother, Princess Diana.
The couple met at St Andrew’s University in 2001 and after several ups and downs were married at Westminster Abbey in 2011, watched by an estimated 300 million people around the world. Featuring interviews with royal commentators Sir Anthony Seldon, Ferdinand Mount, Catherine Mayer, Emily Nash, Katie Nichol and Sarah Bradford, this is an evocative portrayal of the life that Kate shares with William – the royal engagements, the excitement her appearances attract and her relationships with other
Kate: The Making of a Modern Queen airs Tuesday 18 July 2017 at 9.00pm on ITV