Kate was announced as a guest for Collectormania in February this year,
I thought that this would be the best and perhaps only chance to meet her
one day in person.
I am a single mother, both of my parents
are dead and my dear grandmother suffers from Alzheimer's disease, but
my best friend knew that meeting Kate in person was a really deep wish
of mine and so she took care of my little daughter so that I could fly
to England - my dream came true!
I was always impressed by Kate's extraordinary
appearance and her opinions. Just because my own grandmother suffers from
Alzheimer's, I was so impressed by her speech that it was a big dream
of mine to meet her. However, I live in Germany and the possibility to
meet her was really small - but now it had become possible!
arrived in Milton Keynes on Friday. The weather was changeable and it was
really cold and stormy inside the MK Dons stadium. Surprisingly enough
it was really quiet and not many people attended this event on Friday,
so I had the chance to see Kate having a lot of time. We went into her
tent and I was so excited that I thought I could not breathe anymore. And
there she was - a great lady with a really strong charisma. First of all,
I apologized for my bad English but Kate was extremely cute, kind and friendly,
telling me to not worry about it. I put four self made wallpapers on the
table, asking Kate to choose the one she would like to sign. She calmly
looked at the wallpapers, smiled, saw the one on which she lifts her hands
to the sky and asked in her very distinctive voice “What the hell I am
doing there?“. We all had to laugh and fortunately Kate chose my favorite
wallpaper and signed it. We talked to her for a while and I thanked her
for giving me the chance to meet her in person. Kate was very sweet and
asked me if I wanted to take a picture with her. I was extremely excited
but Kate was very warm-hearted and told me to come around the table. This
was fantastic and I was about to die from excitement!
Kate is a marvelous woman and she really
made my day on Friday!
Saturday morning the first photo shoot
took place and just as the day before I was very nervous about standing
beside her. But again Kate was extremely friendly and during the photo
shoot she stroked my back and I was getting more and more nervous.
the afternoon we went to see Kate again. She smiled when she recognized
us and signed my self-made crew picture. We gave her a bottle of wine from
our home country Germany on which we had written some words. She
was all smiles when she saw the bottle and took it, saying: ”Let me see
what you wrote on it, Love!” She thanked us and said that she would drink
the wine with great pleasure. She made our day again!
On Sunday morning, during the second photo
shoot, I noticed that Kate seemed to be a bit hoarse which was not surprising
considering being in this stormy and cold stadium, which was a torture
for all the guests sitting there in the cold wind!
But Kate was as wonderful and kind as the
day before. I got a really great photo in which she laughs very lovely.
I think she had to laugh because I answered her question ”How are you?”
with still being excited to be standing next to her, but also being incredibly
happy. She patted my shoulder and after the photo shoot she thanked me
and told me to take care of myself!
Kate's appearance is always stunning and
impressing and this weekend she again was so marvelous that I will never
forget this weekend in my entire life.
on I went to see her, wanting her to sign my photo with her and she looked
up, smiled her lovely smile and said “Here you come again, darling!”.
And before her assistant could give her the paper on which I had written
my name, she had finished signing the photo - she already knew my name.
But later that day we could see and feel that she was really tired and
seemed to be getting ill. I really hope that she is feeling better now.
All things considered, I can say that Kate
is a great lady with an extraordinary charisma. She has a voice which is
so distinctive and marvelous that I could listen to her all day long. She
is absolutely professional and always is kind and gentle. It was a great
pleasure and honor to meet her in person and I wish her all the best for
herself, her family and her work!
And maybe one day I have the opportunity
to meet her again and to see her on stage! Until then, I will never forget
this amazing weekend on which my dream came true!