Know a little about the origin of Kate Middleton, her full name and the nickname she was given at the beginning of her relationship with Prince William.
The Princess of Wales is currently the most popular and admired member of the British royalty. Wherever she goes she is welcomed with open arms and can always be seen in good spirits with a big smile on her face, but it was not always like that.
Was Kate Middleton a commoner?
Catherine Elizabeth Middleton, better known as Kate, does not come from a royal family, she comes from an upper-middle class family, well-to-do, but “normal”, without the distinctions of nobility and royalty.
Kate’s grandmother, Olive Middleton, and previous generations, were connected to the crown for their political contributions in the areas of education, health and housing.
What was Kate Middleton’s nickname?
When William and Kate first became acquainted at St. Andrews University in Scotland, many of her classmates saw Middleton as too “middle class” a girl to be the bride and perhaps future wife of a prince.
For that reason they gave her a nickname, punning on Catherine’s last name: “Kate Middle Class”.
She was also called “Waitie Katie,” another pun alluding to the long time Middleton will wait to one day become queen consort.