Princess Kate branded 'out of touch' during unexpected BBC cameo

Princess Kate

Princess Kate receives backlash

Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 18/11/2023

- 09:14

Updated: 21/11/2023

- 17:47

The Princess of Wales appeared in a pre-recorded video message

Princess Kate was branded "out of touch during her surprise BBC cameo on Children in Need last night.

Opening the yearly televised fundraiser at 7pm, the 41-year-old future Queen gave a pre-recorded video message to viewers at home.

She explained that Children In Need is "all about helping to support, champion and empower all children to be the very best they can be."

Many argued on social media that Kate wasn't the ideal option to open the show, with some calling her £250 Lisou blouse tone-deaf.

WATCH NOW: Kate speaking at Children in Need

Fans went online to call the Princess of Wales "out of touch" for her surprise appearance.

One said: "I hope Kate is going to announce a 10 percent cut in royal funding from public taxes.

"Think how much that would raise for charity."

Another added: "What is Kate doing opening Children in Need? So out of touch. Not a good start."

Princess Kate

Kate's speech receives backlash

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Someone else posted on X: "A billionaire opening the Children In Need show on BBC.

"Asking society for donations. Tone deaf, @bbc..."

One royal watcher commented: "@BBC So Kate, who lives in several homes just popped up on #ChildrenInNeed, last year it raised about £20million.

"That's £354million less than we gave the royals. The hypocrisy."

Princess Kate

Kate branded 'out of touch'


In her speech, Kate said: "Hello everyone. I’m delighted that Children in Need have invited me to open this evening’s show.

"Tonight is all about helping to support, champion and empower all children to be the very best they can be, which is crucial for their future health and happiness.

"Our relationships, surroundings and experiences during the earliest years lay the foundations that shape the rest of our lives.

"And yet sadly, we know that for too many people, stressful and traumatic situations in early childhood can cause harm and it can take many years to overcome."

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