MANILA, Philippines – A former Filipina nanny of Prince William spoke fondly of her ward who will be tying the knot with his fiancée, Kate Middleton, on April 29.
Lillie Piccio is among the long list of celebrities, diplomats and ordinary people invited to the Royal wedding, dubbed as the Royal Wedding of the Century.
Piccio said attending Royal functions is no longer new to her. The Pinay had once worked with Princess Margaret, the sister of Queen Elizabeth. When the princess passed away, she was also among those invited to attend the ceremony.
In Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding, Piccio was invited to attend the event at the Buckingham Palace.
Piccio gave an exclusive interview to ABS-CBN Europe News Bureau even before the William-Kate wedding was announced.
Piccio served as nanny of Prince William and Prince Harry for 14 years. In the eyes of the former Royal nanny, she described her ward as kind and someone who doesn’t want to be addressed as “Your Royal Highness”.
“No, Lillie. It’s still the same. Call me William. And one time we met in the Palace and he kissed me,” said Piccio.
But among the siblings, Piccio prefers Harry whom she also described as the naughty one.
“I prefer Harry because mas gwapo si Harry compared kay William,” Piccio said.
Piccio could not give additional information about the wedding on camera due to Royal protocol.
Meanwhile, aside from Piccio, the Head of Missions in London was also invited to the wedding.
“I’m excited. This is a lifetime experience, I would say. I would prefer wearing our national dress. Barong siguro,” said Deputy Ambassador Reynaldo Catapang.
However, not all Heads of States were invited to the wedding as this is not considered a state occasion.
ABS-CBN has partnered with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the biggest broadcasting organization in the world, in the coverage of the “Royal Wedding of the Century”.
Watch "William and Kate: The Royal Wedding," an ABS-CBN News special coverage, on April 29, 2011, on the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC), Studio 23, Lifestyle Network, and Velvet. With Gene Alcantara and Rose Eclarinal, ABS-CBN Europe News Bureau