STAGE TUBE: From Cockney to Royalty: A Young Kate Middleton Stars in School Production of MY FAIR LADY
The Duchess of Cambridge, believe it or not, was once just a Cockney flower girl.
The Daily Mail has debuted a newly-uncovered video of an 11-year-old Kate Middleton starring in her 1993 school production of MY FAIR LADY as Eliza Doolittle. Check out snippets of scenes from the performance below!
My Fair Lady is a musical based upon George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion and with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. The story concerns Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl who takes speech lessons from professor Henry Higgins, a phoneticist, so that she may pass as a well-born lady. The musical's 1956 Broadway production was a hit, setting what was then the record for the longest run of any major musical theatre production in history. It was followed by a hit London production, a popular film version, and numerous revivals. It has been called "the perfect musical".