Not even the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge can resist a little reality TV! Kate Middleton and Prince William are apparently big fans of The Apprentice UK, the British version of the U.S. TV competition starring billionaire Donald Trump. Recently, the Duke had a chance to chat with Apprentice UK businesswoman Karren Brady at Buckingham Palace -- an opportunity he used to ask one very important question.
"He asked me when it was coming back on," Brady told reporters of the 31-year-old royal at an event in March. "I know that he and the Duchess of Cambridge are big fans of the show."
So-called "First Lady of Football" Brady -- a sports executive, television broadcaster, journalist, and author -- first appeared as a celebrity contestant on Comic Relief Does the Apprentice back in 2007. She's now an assistant on the show to Alan Sugar, who is the Trump of the franchise's BBC version.
Brady and the prince first met in 2012, when he and Middleton, 32, attended an event for The Thirty Club, a private dining club for people in the advertising industry. "They both said how much they loved the show," Brady said of baby Prince George's proud parents.
Unfortunately for the Duke and Duchess, the Apprentice UK is not set to return for its 10th installment until this fall, thanks to soccer (or, as they call it overseas, football). The BBC rescheduled its usual spring/summer start to avoid overlap with the 2014 FIFA World Cup in June and July.