Director Steven Spielberg has revealed that the Duchess of Cambridge was unable to hold back tears while watching his latest film War Horse.
The 65-year-old said his wife, Kate Capshaw, had to hand the Duchess a tissue as she sat weeping in the stalls during the film’s premiere in London on Sunday.
“I was sitting next to her and all I know is, at one point, my wife who was sitting to my right right in front of my face, she passed a Kleenex,” the Daily Express quoted Spielberg as saying.
“I saw the Kleenex go across my face, arrive and stop but I didn’t want to intrude on her experience watching War Horse so I never glanced over,” he added.
Kate, who celebrated her 30th birthday privately on Monday with close family and friends, is not the only one who has been moved to tears by the First World War epic.
The critically acclaimed director admitted that he wept the first time he saw an earlier West End play, based on Michael Morpurgo’s classic story about a boy and his horse Joey, which inspired the film.
“The play did that to me, I came out a soaking wet wreck,” he revealed.
Kate, who wore an elegant floorlength lace gown by Alice Temperley, attended the premiere in Leicester Square with William.