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初めての公式スピーチ:キャサリンさんの場合
2012/03/20 14:12

昨年の結婚式以来、一人で行動することはあっても(ルシアン・フロイト展の鑑賞など)、公式の場でのスピーチがまだだったキャサリンさんの初めての公式スピーチが、彼女がロイヤル・パトロンである子供たちのためのホスピスで披露された。

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Duchess of Cambridge recycles Reiss dress that her mother borrowed for first public address as patron of children's hospices charity
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2117068/Duchess-Cambridge-recycles-Reiss-dress-mother-Carole-Middleton-borrowed.html

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 ちなみに、このドレスはキャサリンさんのお母さんがすでに着たものと同じデザインとのこと。キャサリンさん、正面からだとそれほど痩せているようには見えなかったけど、横からだと確かにやせて見える。

 スピーチの全文をデイリィ・メイルから拝借。

First of all, I'd like to say thank you. Thank you for not only accepting me as your Patron but thank you also for inviting me here today.

You have all made me feel so welcome and I feel hugely honoured to be here to see this wonderful centre.

I am only sorry that William can't be here today; he would love it here. A view of his - that I share - is that through teamwork, so much can be achieved.

What you have all achieved here is extraordinary.

You as a community have built the Treehouse; a group of people who have made every effort to support and help each other.

When I first visited the Hospice in Milton, I had a pre-conceived idea as to what to expect. Far from being a clinical, depressing place for sick children, it was a home. Most importantly, it was a family home, a happy place of stability, support and care. It was a place of fun.

Today I have seen again that the Treehouse is all about family and fun. For many, this is a home from home - a lifeline, enabling families to live as normally as possible, during a very precious period of time.

What you do is inspirational, it is a shining example of the support and the care that is delivered, not just here, but in the children's hospice movement at large, up and down the country.

The feelings you inspire - feelings of love and of hope - offer a chance to families to live a life they never thought could be possible.

So thank you again for inviting me here today. I feel enormously proud to be part of East Anglia's Children's Hospices and to see the wonderful life-changing work that you do. Thank you.


Children’s princess the Duchess of Cambridge brings laughter and joy to hospice
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/theroyalfamily/9154274/Childrens-princess-Kate-Middleton-brings-laughter-and-joy-to-hospice.html

Duchess of Cambridge makes first public speech at charity visit
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17431040

Kate makes first speech as Duchess of Cambridge
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cmyK805fUs


 昨年、二人がカナダへの公式訪問に行く前に、キャサリンさんがダッチェスになって初めての公式スピーチはいつ、どの行事になるのかが話題になった。新聞報道では、王室側が慎重にその機会を測っている一方で、キャサリンさんへの指導も十分にしていたらしい。今回のスピーチの前半部分に重なる、「チームワーク」があってこそという印象がある。

 雅子さんにもこんなPRチームがいればいいのだろうけど。


 閑話休題。今日のニュースの一つは、BBCのトップがこの秋で交代するというもの。候補者の中には女性が含まれている。ほかの西欧諸国と比較して、大企業のトップに女性が少なすぎると長年非難されてきたイギリスも、ようやく流れが変わってきたのかもしれない。

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