Kate: The Future Queen

Kate: The Future Queen

Katie Nicholl

Language: English

Pages: 384

ISBN: 1602862265

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Katie Nicholl, bestselling author and royal correspondent for The Mail on Sunday, gives an inside look into the life of the future Queen of England, Kate Middleton. Since becoming Duchess Catherine of Cambridge in 2011, Middleton has captivated royals fans around the world and now, Nicholl delivers the story of her early life, first romances, and love with Prince William. Nicholl will reveal new details on Middleton’s initiation into royal life and, of course, her first pregnancy.

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113, 127 “Kate problem,” 175 Kay, Richard, 164 Kelaart, Thierry, 34 Kelly, Autumn, 172, 191 Kelly, Grace, 240 Kensington Palace, 286, 295 Nottingham Cottage, 264–266, 278, 300 privacy and, 310 renovation of apartment IA in, 265, 291 Kensington Park Gardens, 312 Kenya, Lewa Downs, 82–83, 131–133, 201, 203–204 Kidman, Nicole, 263 Killing, The (film), 266 King Edward VII’s Hospital, 293, 296 King’s Speech, The (film), 258 King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, 306 Kinkell Farm, 127

the program, and for weeks, paparazzi lurked in the shadows of Windsor Castle, waiting to get a shot of William, who would head there at weekends to stay with his grandparents. It was a difficult start for the schoolboy prince. William managed to settle in and find his feet, but Kate did not. She hated the name-calling and practical jokes, which were part of the school’s rite of passage. Her father, Michael, who under duress had been “a fag” (servant to senior pupils) at Clifton College,

brief, for William was to embark on an action-packed year off. Ideally, he had wanted to ride polo ponies in Argentina, but Charles had devised a more educational gap year for his son that was to be both fun and challenging. That August, William left the United Kingdom and headed for Belize for a taste of army life. There, William took part in an operation, code-named Native Trail, deep in the jungle, where he was trained by the Welsh Guards in survival skills, learning how to treat a snakebite

fabulous figure, but she was also—as Andrew Sands, a member of the production team, testified—“in the right crowd,” able to “bring the rich play cats to the show.” There was no doubt in anyone’s mind that the evening would have an edge if William were to attend, and though Charlie Moretti played water polo on the prince’s team, they needed as many open avenues as possible. They all knew that Kate was as close to William as it got. Indeed, at the start of the second term, when it came to sorting

that Kate was such a natural. The press decided the moniker “Waity Katie” no longer applied, rechristening her “Stately Kate.” The transition in the young prince was also noted. When William had visited Canada as a shy teenager, he had hated being the center of attention, and even as a student prince, he had resented the media attention to his life. With Kate at his side, he seemed content, more accommodating of the cameras and ready to embrace his destiny. Back in Anglesey, William and Kate

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