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Is Duchess Catherine getting her own television show?

The royal held private talks with BBC director-general Tony Hall last week.

Could the Duchess of Cambridge be the latest royal to have their own television show?
According to Richard Eden for the Daily Mail, Duchess Catherine held private talks with BBC's director-general Tony Hall last week at the Broadcasting House in London, sparking speculation she could be following in the footsteps of her brother-in-law Prince Harry, who earlier this year announced he was producing a TV series with Oprah Winfrey on Apple TV+.
While a spokesperson for Lord Hall told the Daily Mail, "it wouldn't be appropriate to discuss the content of the meeting," Eden reports Kensington Palace said the Catherine met with Lord Hall "in her capacity as patron of the Royal Foundation, so any project would be for charity."
Along with her work as part of the Royal Foundation around mental health, Kate is also hugely passionate about early childhood education and promoting physical education, exploration and nature for children, which could be clues to what a potential television show could focus on - a children's television show perhaps?
She's also incredibly passionate about the visual arts - she's got a degree in the history of arts after all and has shown us her skills in photography plenty of times.
Kensington Palace confirmed Kate visited BBC in her capacity as patron of the Royal Foundation, so any project would be for charity. (Image: Getty)
Earlier this year it was reported the Duchess Catherine invited director and screenwriter Richard Curtis – who directed Love Actually – to Kensington Palace to discuss a new mental health initiative, which in October came fruition in the form of a mental health PSA in collaboration with Britain's National Health Service (NHS) and a number of mental health charities including the Royal Foundation's Heads Together Campaign.
The 'Every Mind Matters' campaign was launched with a video which aired on major TV networks across Britain and is narrated by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Duke and Duchess of Sussex, featuring notable UK personalities including actress Gillian Anderson.
WATCH: The Cambridges and the Sussexes team up to launch a new mental health campaign. Story continues below...
The speculation of Duchess Catherine's latest project follows Prince Harry's announcement in April that he was teaming up with TV mogul Oprah Winfrey, who also happens to be a close friend of Meghan's, as co-creators and executive producers on a new mental health documentary series set to launch on Apple TV+ next year.
Announcing the news on Instagram, Sussex Royal says the multi-part documentary series will focus on both mental illness and mental wellness, with the hopes to inspire viewers to have honest conversations about the challenges each of us face and how we can equip ourselves with tools to thrive, not just survive.
Harry and Oprah will serve as co-creators and exec producers on a TV series about mental illness and wellness. (Images: Getty)
"The commitment builds on The Duke of Sussex's long-standing work on issues and initiatives regarding mental health, where he has candidly shared personal experience and advocated for those who silently suffer, empowering them to get the help and support they deserve."
"I truly believe that good mental health – mental fitness – is the key to powerful leadership, productive communities and a purpose-driven self," Prince Harry says.
"It's a huge responsibility to get this right as we bring you the facts, the science and the awareness of a subject that is so relevant during these times."
Adding, "Our hope is that this series will be positive, enlightening and inclusive – sharing global stories of unparalleled human spirit fighting back from the darkest places, and the opportunity for us to understand ourselves and those around us better. I am incredibly proud to be working alongside Oprah on this vital series."
According to People, Harry and Oprah will serve as co-creators and executive producers of the series and will also include Khane Cooperman at the helm, a former co-executive producer of The Daily Show with John Stewart, and will be produced and directed by Dawn Porter and Asif Kapadia, who was the filmmaker behind Amy, the biopic about later singer Amy Winehouse.