Kate Middleton speaks to a fan who can’t fly to the coronation
In posted a video Friday’s BBC News correspondent Chi Chi Izundu, the Princess of Wales, is seen speaking on the phone and asking: “Are you feeling alright?”
She later adds, “I hope you feel better soon.”
Kate spoke to the aunt of a Texas woman named Debbie Hoover, who was in a crowd near Buckingham Palace on Friday. The aunt, who lives in Tennessee, was unable to fly to Britain’s monarch’s ceremony on Saturday because she broke her leg, according to Izundu.
The call took place as Charles, Kate and Prince William held a surprise tour to greet the supporters gathered from the palace.
Another person in the crowd, Theresa Iredale, said The Associated Press that she was shaking when Charles approached her after she yelled at him.
“I saw his hand come to mine and I thought, ‘I can’t believe I’m shaking the hand of the king,'” Iredale said.
Both Charles and Queen Camilla will be crowned at Westminster Abbey as part of this weekend’s event. Other coronation celebrations include a Sunday concert at Windsor Castle, which will feature performances by Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and others.
richie said “extra” last month that being invited to join the show was a “high point” in his life.
“I move in history,” he said.