Maestro Kate! Kate, the Conductor! Watch the Royal Lead the Hamburg Philharmonic

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Kate, the Conductor! Watch the Royal Lead the Hamburg Philharmonic as the European Tour Comes to a Close

Maestro Kate!

Princess Kate had “a go” at conducting on Friday when she led the Hamburg Philharmonic for the opening of one of the greatest pieces in the classical canon.

HAMBURG, GERMANY - JULY 21: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge receives lessons to conduct an orchestra at Elbphilharmonie during day three of their official visit to Germany after two days in Poland on July 21, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany. (Photo by Jane Barlow - Pool/Getty Images)
HAMBURG, GERMANY – JULY 21: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge receives lessons to conduct an orchestra at Elbphilharmonie during day three of their official visit to Germany after two days in Poland on July 21, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany. (Photo by Jane Barlow – Pool/Getty Images)

In a video posted by the Kensington Palace Twitter account, Princess Kate can be seen giving strong downbeats for the world-famous opening of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.

“Watch The Duchess have a go at conducting the @Phil_Hamburg orchestra at @elbphilharmonie,” tweeted Kensington Palace on July 21.

Princess Kate — who studied art in college and played flute in her younger school days — joined Prince William in an event at the Elbphilharmonie, designed to introduce children to musical instruments.

The conducting stint took place on the final day of the royal tour of Germany. Prince William, the royal mom and their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, arrived in Germany for the second half of their five-day tour of Poland and Germany on July 19, where they received an official welcome at the Berlin airport.

The royal couple also paid a visit to the oldest original dancehall in Berlin — Clärchens Ballhaus — which opened in 1913. Princess Kate wore a flowing green bird print dress by German designer, Markus Lupfer, coupled with her scalloped Prada sandals.

During the dancehall visit, they mingled with some exciting new names in the world of art, culture, style, fashion and technology, including DJ Goldierocks.

The adorable tot needed some encouragement before she embarked the helicopter with her parents and older brother Prince George. Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
The adorable tot needed some encouragement before she embarked the helicopter with her parents and older brother Prince George. Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

On Tuesday, during the second day in Poland, Prince William and Princess Kate made a poignant visit to Stutthof — the first concentration camp to be set up outside German boarders. More than 65,000 people were killed at the camp.

The royal couple also met with two British survivors of the concentration camp, Manfred Goldberg and Zigi Shipper, both 87.

Source: PEOPLE COM

Tas: Prince William, Kate Middleton, Kate and William, Royals, Germany

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