Royal Family News: Katherine, Duchess of Kent Reveals Love of 2 Rappers, Find Out Who
Royal Family news reveals that while some royal fans will scoff at rap music, Katherine, Duchess of Kent considers at least two rappers to be the bee’s knees, according to The Tatler. Read on and we’ll tell you more about it.
Royal Family News: Katherine Kent’s Likes and Dislikes
Royal Family news reveals that the 89-year-old wife of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, who was an incognito music teacher for 13 years after stepping down from royal duties in 2002, recently reiterated her appreciation for rap music.
Though, unable to settle on any favorites, the Duchess of Kent did, when pressed, reveal an appreciation for Eminem and Ice Cube while sharing a dislike for Kanye West and Stormyzy. This comes after Katherine admitted in a 2014 interview with the Guardian, that she rapped while driving. “If you see someone on the M40 looking particularly dotty, it’s me trying to rap in the car going home.”
Quiet Life Teaching Music Anonymously
The Duchess has been married to Queen Elizabeth II’s youngest child Prince Edward for 61 years. She stepped down from royal life in 2002 and went on to become a music teacher at Wansbeck Primary School where children and parents didn’t even know who she was.
She told the Telegraph, “I was just known as Mrs. Kent. Only the head knew who I was. The parents didn’t know, and the pupils didn’t know. No one ever noticed. There was no publicity about it at all – it just seemed to work.
“Why I don’t know, but it just did. I taught children from the youngest possible age right until the end of primary school. I took them out into the town of Hull. I had a little choir and they sang in the hospital. A lot of the children came from single-parent families and very deprived areas.
“It was very, very rewarding because even children from really tough backgrounds – the music did such wonderful things. It really did. They would get up and sing solos. I don’t remember a child ever saying they didn’t want to do their music.”
Very Gifted Children
The Daily Mail reports that Katherine discussed how she discovered that music was a stimulant to children she taught, giving them “confidence and self-belief.”
“Some of the children I taught haven’t necessarily become musicians, but the confidence it has given them, some have joined the Army, some to university, which they might not have done otherwise. I have always loved talent, I love that tickle up the neck when you see talent and I began to realize I was teaching some very, very gifted children. She went on to teach children music for thirteen years. Be sure and keep up with all Royal Family news and return here often for more news and updates.