This content is not available in your region

Kate Middleton calls Diana an inspiration

Kate Middleton calls Diana an inspiration
Text size Aa Aa

Kate Middleton and Britain’s Prince William have given their first interview after announcing they are to marry next year.

In a poignant gesture,William sealed the deal with his late mother Diana’s engagement ring.

Kate, the middle-class girl from a decidedly unroyal background, paid tribute to “Shy Di” who before her untimely death charmed so many.

“ I would have loved to have met her,” said Kate Middleton.“Obviously she was an inspirational woman to look up to to. It’s a wonderful family the members who I have met have achieved a lot and are also very inspirational.”

Kate’s parents also expressed their delight – as well they might with their daughter set to become Queen Catherine one day.

While most people seem pleased others wondered at the cost of a staging a royal wedding.

But for Britain’s tourist board the “Kate factor” is just what they have been hoping for in these recession hit times.