The Duchess of Cambridge had a laugh with Ant and Dec this afternoon after being surprised by the presenting duo at a charity event.
Kate Middleton, 39, wore a pleated scarlet midi skirt from Christopher Kane for £845 and a matching fitted turtleneck sweater for the engagement at BAFTA headquarters in Piccadilly, accessory with sky-high Ralph Lauren pointed toe pumps and a £295 micro handbag from DeMellier .
When the royal arrived at the event, she was shown to a room and around the corner to bump into TV presenters and singer Tom Walker, confessing, “I wasn’t expecting that!”
As Ant and Dec laughed and confessed that they felt like they were “hiding out at a surprise birthday party,” the Duchess pressed her hand to her chest and added, “It felt like I was walking into a Bushtucker lawsuit!”
When the Duchess of Cambridge, 39, arrived at a charity event today, she was ushered into a room and turned the corner to bump into TV presenters and singer Tom Walker where they were waiting, confessing: ‘I had unexpected! ‘
Kate Middleton joked that she felt she was about to “take part in a Bushtucker Trial” of the show host duo I’m A Celebrity…
When the Duchess entered the room, she seemed taken aback by the group’s placement, with the room bursting into laughter as she stepped back in surprise.
Meanwhile, Ant and Dec playfully yelled, “Surprise!”
After Kate joked that she felt like she was about to “participate in a trial,” the group continued to laugh, and Dec added, “We can sort that out!”
Kate declined the offer and after chuckling with the trio, she quickly regained her composure and said, ‘Oh sorry – how are you, nice to meet you and see you again.’
As Ant and Dec laughed and confessed that they felt like they were “hiding at a surprise birthday party,” the Duchess seemed taken aback
The group laughed together as the TV presenting duo told the Duchess they could “settle” a Bushtucker lawsuit for her
After being asked if she was “okay,” she added, “Great thank you, what a great event!”
Ant and Dec present the long-running TV series I’m A Celebrity… in which British stars take part in the trials, where contestants compete to eat the most disgusting parts of animals or race across huge obstacle courses in the sky.
While it’s unknown if the Duchess has seen the program before, she previously spoke to one of the show’s winners, Giovanna Fletcher, on her Happy Mum, Happy Baby podcast.
The Duchess then spoke to Ant about his addiction battle at the London charity event.
Ant, 45, who struggled with drug and alcohol addiction before entering rehab after a car accident in 2018, told the Duchess he was in a ‘bad’ place by the time he sought help. “But once you open up to people, problems should go away,” he said. “It gets better and there is help.”
The Duchess then spoke to Ant about his addiction battle at the London charity event (pictured with Dec and singer Tom Walker)
The Duchess delivered the keynote address at the event for drug and alcohol addiction charity, the Forward Trust, of which she is a patron.
Radiant in a pleated red skirt and matching sweater, Kate spoke movingly about how ‘everyone’ can become addicted and called for greater understanding for those battling addiction.
Addiction is not a choice. No one chooses to become addicted. But it can happen to all of us. None of us are immune,” Kate said, launching the Forward Trust campaign “Take Action Against Addiction.”
Yet it is all too rarely discussed as a serious mental illness. And seldom do we take the time to uncover and fully understand its root causes.’
The Duchess spoke to families of recovered addicts and learned more about Forward Start’s services.
Kate, who shined in a pleated scarlet £845 Christopher Kane midi skirt and matching jumper, became patroness of the charity earlier this year
In her keynote address, which coincides with the start of Addiction Awareness Week, Kate said: “The journey to addiction is often layered and complex. But by recognizing what lies beneath addiction, we can help remove the taboo and shame that unfortunately surrounds it.
‘As a society, we must start from a position of compassion and empathy. Where we nurture the people around us, understand their journey and understand what happened for them.
“We must value and prioritize care and support, helping individuals who are clearly suffering recover and connect with those around them.”