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Kate Middleton wore Cheryl outfit at hen do – and William was a ‘big fan’
April 29, 2021
Kate Middleton vowed to Fight For This Love when she dressed up and performed as Cheryl at her hen do.
The Duchess of Cambridge wore a military-themed get-up in homage to the Girls Aloud star as she officially waved goodbye to single life 10 years ago and prepared to tie the knot with Prince William.
Kate, then 30, was decked out in a bodysuit, a pair of split trousers, and a peaked hat to imitate Cheryl’s X Factor outfit.
And Wills revealed he thought Kate gave Cheryl a run for her money.
Backstage at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert in 2012, cheeky William asked Cheryl: “Did you know you’ve got a bit of competition?”
He and Kate then began giggling as the duchess admitted performing Fight For This Love, Cheryl’s No.1 from 2009.
Cheryl revealed in her tell-all book My Story: "Kate confessed that she dressed up as me on her hen night, in a bodysuit and split trousers, and sang Fight For This Love.
"She even learnt the dance routine and was step-perfect by all accounts."
Kate’s sister Pippa Middleton also commended her moves during the bash at the home of a close friend on the same weekend as Wills’ stag in March 2011.
Cheryl later recalled how lovely Kate had been during their meeting.
She told Closer magazine: “We had this amazing moment. She’s so ordinary! I mean, obviously she isn’t because she’s a princess, but she’s easy to get along with.”
Meanwhile, just a few pals attended Kate’s gathering, including Holly Branson and Olivia Bleasdale.
Her hen do was otherwise a low-key affair as Kate is not one for a raucous night on the tiles.
Speaking to royal biographer Katie Nicholl for her book Kate: The Future Queen, an unnamed friend who joined Kate on a gap year trip to Italy previously claimed having a wild time just wasn't Kate's thing.
"She'd get giggly and silly after a few glasses, so then she would stop," the pal claimed.
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"She was never interested in getting really drunk. She wasn't really a party girl.
"There was lots of socialising among the British Institute pupils, who were all very well-to-do, posh public-school kids. They would all get rather drunk and silly, but Kate didn't enjoy alcohol.
"She wasn't uptight or boring, she was really fun and lovely, but going out and getting wasted wasn't really her thing."
A source at the time said of Kate's pre-wedding party: “She has already had her hen night, but it was certainly very low-key.
"There isn’t such a tradition attached to hen nights as there is to stag parties. It was done privately. Not all of Kate’s friends were there, and she will be catching up with other friends over the coming weeks.”
Kate went on to marry Prince William in 2011 at Westminster Abbey. The ceremony was watched by billions.
The pair celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary on April 29 and are said to be planning a low-key celebration with their three children, George, seven, Charlotte, five, and Louis at Anmer Hall in Norfolk, where the family have spent lockdown.
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